posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by boot2theface
I don't want my kids "dumbed" down that wasn't my point.
Great. I'm so impressed that you wrote a report on Mark Twain in 1st grade.
Do you have kids?
Before I had kids I worked with behavioral children for about 6 yrs.
Now I live in an area where parents like to "impress" other parents with how excelled their child is at reading, math, etc. They load up the kids with
structured time and do not allow for recreational "alone" time. That is essential for fostering creative thinking.
Pressure for achievement at a young age can actual deter young kids from wanting to learn. They see that parents just want results and produce results
but for the wrong reasons.
Also there are studies done that reflect that kids who are told "you're smart" actually stop trying.
I could site this from the book "Nuture Shock" by Po Bronson www.nurtureshock.com...
all the research info on the studies they write about are
in the back of the book. I'd have to dig around for my copy.
My point was ease up people. My goodness they are not mini adults they are children.
edit on 11/12/2012 by obnoxiouschick because: (no reason