posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 03:39 AM
edit-Sorry, I had to rewrite, I mistook the grand daughter for daughter.
Forced volunteerism-kind of a double negative huh?
As bad as I am, I would probably have my kid wired for sound.
Either that or home schooled.
Charity is fine, forced charity will teach the kid to hate it. Remember ever having to do anything mandated at school?
I volunteer, mandated charity is not charity. If getting better grades for it, it is wrong. One must learn to give freely and not expect anything in
return. Hopefully it is not a continuous long term thing. If one time okay.
These are my opinions.
To broach the subject with the parents-
This will take tact. Are the parents open and logical people? If so, just wade in and tell them your concerns.
If they are not that way, more freewheel types, trustful of everything. Approach it by broaching the subject by what you have seen on TV or videos
here on how some teachers are teaching things to children that they may not approve of.
You must know what they believe, I myself always believe in honesty and shooting straight from the hip. People cannot give you too much sidestepping
with that attitude.
If they think it is not a problem, do not push, alienation is no good.
[edit on 1/19/2010 by endisnighe]