Originally posted by cetaphobic
reply to post by obnoxiouschick
Just wondering, how do you expect us to advance if we don't require more knowledge from our children?
I see this as society starting the "programming" earlier. To have them conform to a set way of thinking but before they are fully capable of
actually comprehending the lessons.
Yes it is fully expected that the parent sits down and goes through all the homework assignments and breaks down the fundamentals. The basics like
sentence structure aren't even explained. So when my son did his "book report" he wrote his answers but I had to explain that you answer a question
back by using part of the question. The teacher specified full sentence answers not 1 word answers.
Who were the characters in the story? The characters in the story were.....
And yes I explain definitions to words if he doesn't understand them. He's been writing his own "thank you" notes since preschool. I think it is a
lost art. If someone took the time to buy you a present the least you can do is take 5 minutes and write a note.
His strength is more with math, he wanted to learn multiplication in kindergarten.
We can not all have geniuses and little prodigies.
Perfect example of some of the parents I come across....
My son isn't the most athletic but he tries. It would've been nice since both his Dad and myself played team sports growing up but he likes playing
soccer more as a social outlet so whatever. I start talking with some of the moms trying to see if any of their kids go to my son's school. This one
starts on about her son reading at an 8th grade level, knowing 3 different languages, etc and she wants to place him at a private school that would
push and challenge her kid more. These kids are 7yrs old all in 2nd grade. Her son stomps his feet, throws his head back, lands on the ground, kicks
his feet. Full blown toddler type tantrum right in the middle of the soccer field. He kept screaming he wanted to leave. She was mortified, grabbed
her kid and left.
Some of these parents dump a lot of money into their kids and expect results, as if they were more like stock investments or something.
This article is about declining creativity in the US.www.thedailybeast.com...
Creativity is what gets people to think outside of the box.
Creativity is what allows people to be inventors, scientists, entrepreneurs because it fosters original ideas.
I loved seeing my sons artwork from kindergarten.
Whatever happened to kindergarteners just drawing the "favorite part of the story".
I miss doing dioramas can we bring those back.