I guess they would rather have the children act out their aggression in the classroom.
The do-gooders are taking the childhood out of children. There was a time when kids got together, formed a game, faught like cats and dogs over the rules, then went on the play without parental supervision. They learned “conflict resolution” without supervision. We need more of that today instead of so many organized sports.
Organized sports have their place, but when children are not allowed to act out their frustration, such as kicking the dirt or being mad at themselves, the results are children who lash out at the slightest provocation.
And...It is through this **play** that children learn the social skills that will benefit them as adults!
It is in loosely supervised free **play** that children learn the **real** social skills that they will need in their marriages, on the job, with their extended families, neighbors, and friends.
It is through unstructured play that children learn how to lead, mentor, take directions, follow the more experienced person, negotiate rules, make compromises, and cooperate to achieve a mutually agreed upon goal.
In play children gain confidence and they learn how to concentrate on a project for sustained periods of time. Geeze! Is is any wonder we have so much ADD and ADHD? How can a kid learn to concentrate if he isn't given the opportunity to practice!
It is too bad, but children today do not get the play they need.
By the way, I predict that with more children in all day kindergarten and now in government pre-K, we will see MORE dyslexia, more ADD and ADHD, and learning disabilities than ever before.