Skip to comments.A Nation of Wimps
Posted on 07/29/2006 8:43:38 PM PDT by tbird5
Maybe it's the cyclist in the park, trim under his sleek metallic blue helmet, cruising along the dirt path... at three miles an hour. On his tricycle.
Or perhaps it's today's playground, all-rubber-cushioned surface where kids used to skin their knees. And... wait a minute... those aren't little kids playing. Their mommiesand especially their daddiesare in there with them, coplaying or play-by-play coaching. Few take it half-easy on the perimeter benches, as parents used to do, letting the kids figure things out for themselves.
Then there are the sanitizing gels, with which over a third of parents now send their kids to school, according to a recent survey. Presumably, parents now worry that school bathrooms are not good enough for their children.
Consider the teacher new to an upscale suburban town. Shuffling through the sheaf of reports certifying the educational "accommodations" he was required to make for many of his history students, he was struck by the exhaustive, well-writtenand obviously costlyone on behalf of a girl who was already proving among the most competent of his ninth-graders. "She's somewhat neurotic," he confides, "but she is bright, organized and conscientiousthe type who'd get to school to turn in a paper on time, even if she were dying of stomach flu." He finally found the disability he was to make allowances for: difficulty with Gestalt thinking. The 13-year-old "couldn't see the big picture." That cleverly devised defect (what 13-year-old can construct the big picture?) would allow her to take all her tests untimed, especially the big one at the end of the rainbow, the college-worthy SAT
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It takes a village
I've also noticed parents standing at the school bus stop with kids - I would have died of shame if I couldn't stand by myself in first grade - now I see fifth graders with their parents....
Every new generation is screwed up, or so the magazines, shrinks, educators and liberals would like us to believe. Brings in new money for pet causes.
I was astonished, sort of, to see toddlers walking to school, (pre-school?) alone, for blocks in downtown Seoul, South Korea. They smoke in elevators there too.
Not the toddlers... *thwap*
Our oldest will be 23 in November; our youngest just turned nine. One example of the 'wimpifying' of this younger generation...our little guy gets a trophy just for showing up play soccer/baseball/basketball. Everyone gets the same trophy at the end of the season...whether they win or lose. His regular season of baseball is over and they are now playing tournament ball. One of the organizations had the coaches review the score book and select an MVP from each team at each game...several parents on my sons' team said they didn't like going to that tourny (and don't want to go back next year) because 'singling' kids out on ability makes others 'feel bad.' Unbelievable...but I can tell you how proud my son was when he got one (two innings pitched and five KOs)...he knew he did really well and deserved it. The PC rules don't fool the kids for long...
When everyone is special, then no one is special.
I would welcome the germs from any pond.
But, when you live in an illegal gateway community...and those kids don't get immunized....the gel comes along.
It takes a village to raise an idiot.
hey wait a minute you dont think child molesters dont watch the bus stops looking for the chance to snatch a child?where do you live? in a walgreens commercial?
>>hey wait a minute you dont think child molesters dont watch the bus stops looking for the chance to snatch a child?where do you live? in a walgreens commercial?<<
I know the risk is not zero but what percent of child molestation are at bus stops? Almost all of them are people that the kids know, not strangers.
Besides if they cant stand for 10 minutes at a bus stop then they probably don't get to play freely either - that makes for a totally changed experience being a child.
"Presumably, parents now worry that school bathrooms are not good enough for their children."
All I know is that in the years since I stopped being around kids, I haven't had a single illness.
Watch? Heck! We are so tuff where we live, we let the child molesters DRIVE the bus!
A website known as www.namgla.net was closed for business Tuesday by the FBI as part of its Innocent Images National Initiative targeting child pornography networks operating globally using the Internet.
In addition, two subjects were arrested in connection with child pornography charges Russell Christie III, age 48, a school bus driver residing in New Jersey; and Thomas Herman, age 65, a convicted sex offender in Washington State. This operation has also resulted in several investigations at the state level regarding alleged child sex abuse.
Russell Christie III drove for First Student Bus Company that serviced my private school district.