Okay I just read this and my mind is reeling.
Article Title: What's Gotten Into
Kids These Days?
By: Sue Shellenbarger
Published on: January 17, 2008; Page D1
Published in: The Wall Street Journal
I have so much to say but I don’t have the time to put my thoughts down.
For now I’ll just refer you to read this and ponder it on your own.
Okay I can’t resist a couple of quick comments:
1. The problem is a “social problem” and some are labeling this as a “mental health” issue and suggesting that preschool teachers have access to mental health professionals as consultants to deal with the problems they are having in the classroom.
2. Brian C. Robertson’s book “Day Care Deception: What the Child Care Establishment Isn't Telling Us” analyzed thirty years of researched that clearly showed that an increase in the use of day care providers instead of children being raised at home in the early years with their own mothers was a known problem that was rising. Yet some right now as I write this are seeking to take children away from their mothers in order to force them into structured learning environments in public school preschool classes. Where is the logic?
3. David Elkind has outlined the reasons why formal preschool is not good for kids, and why kids need more time in those early years to be at home with their loving mothers being little kids. Why is no one listening to his information? You can read it in his book "Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk".
4. What is this world coming to?
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