Threatening the children who are not habitually in trouble does nothing. Sure you could say that the “good” kids will pressure the “less than stellar” kids to behave better, but if intervention by parents and teachers hasn’t had an effect on these kids, I doubt that the grumblings of peers who are not their friends will. What the teachers are actually doing is further stressing our already-pressured children by threatening to take away a perk that was earned by those who behave well.
The funny thing is, when you describe to another parent that your child is actually doing very little after school, it’s almost a stigma. They look at you like you’re a bad parent because you don’t have your child active enough.
I do not remember at what age I learned to read, but I it seems I have always been reading. For me, reading is my stress-reliever. I would much rather read than watch TV, meditate or knit. A friend recently posted a question on Facebook asking if you didn’t like a book, how much of […]
You were tall, dark, bittersweet. Snuggled into my hand perfectly, a sleek, white paper cup, enclosed your warm, aromatic character. While sitting next to my future husband, discussing our personal lives, I fell in love with you. You kept us company, a new, exciting paramour for me; an old, friendly buddy for him. Was this […]