Good Quote

When we adults think of children there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living.

See the rest at A Day in our Lives

Also, Too Much Homework. There is interesting reading in the comments as well. (HT: Carlotta)

About Ron

Homeschooling dad of 4 (ages 27 - 14), grampy to 3, WordPress core contributor, former farmboy & software developer by profession.

Comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more. It reminds me of how I like to respond to people who question our hsing by saying “but he has to learn how to live in the REAL world.”

    “And, where are we living now?” I query, “Ursa Minor Beta?”

  2. Until I read ‘Dumbing Us Down’ it never really occurred to me that school is the place in our society that least represents the real world. A similar question I’ve had more than once is ‘How are they going to learn to get along with people their own age?’ If people stopped and thoght about it they would realize that learning to get along with people who are not their age is a far more valuable skill.