What Happened To Kids Being Kids?
It seems like everyone wants kids to grow up too fast these days. It begins when they are only little babies and parents are comparing who walked first or talked first; and then it continues to school where parents are talking about who studies harder or plays more sports.
My four year old is “supposed” to go to school next year – to Prep. She will be 4 years old when she starts, and she will have to sit in a classroom for 6 hours a day, learning, studying, and then – when she comes home from school – she’s going to have to do homework! Schools vary, but I’ve heard from a friend who has a son at this school, it generally takes him about half an hour a day to finish his homework.
And she is only going to be 4 years old. But the thing is, the Government here in Australia thought that it was smart to force us to send our kids to Prep (Preparatory School) for a year before they go into Grade 1 – Read More>>>