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#1 posted 12-08-2009 01:31 PM

another tidbit: we are so focused on creating Einsteins that we skip the basics and jump right into college material. What is being missed in the early grades includes, (the list is gathered from teachers): how to hold a pencil; memorization of the multiplication tables; how to write (cursive handwriting); grammar basics. There is also such a demand on teaching information that there is not enough time to pause and help children through social issues, and character building situations.
As for whose responsibility is it: teachers or parents—the answer is “society” – it takes a village to raise a child

And here is another tidbit:
“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect to their elders…. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and are tyrants over their teachers.”
Author: Socrates

Or here’s another one:
“I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words… When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise [disrespectful] and impatient of restraint”
Hesiod, 8th century BC

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )


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