Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
is a photographer, and does a lot of contract work in daycares. He sees
a lot of "behind the scenes" activity, the way the care givers act when
the parents aren't around. What he sees on a daily basis would blow
your mind, honestly.
He came home and shared a thought with me recently, that I would like to share with you. I'll paraphrase what he said.
"You know, all day long I hear these teachers
telling kids they're okay. The kids are tired and want to lay down, but
it's not nap time- teacher says, "Quit crying, you're okay." The kids
fall down and hurt themselves- teacher says, "Get up, you're okay." The
kids cry when their parents leave- teacher says, "Calm down, you're
okay." All day, these kids are shuffled around with little regard to
what they are feeling or needing. It's no wonder people grow up to think
that being tired, hurt, upset, feeling like crap from eating crappy
food and all that are normal. They've been told since they were toddlers
when they were feeling these things, they were "okay"!"