Imagine that....stop coddling the kids and let them be kids, let them learn and learn to respect one another without the adults interfering in their natural ability to play and get along. Sure adult supervision should still exist, and intervention or redirection is needed at times, but stop coddling the kids, setting them up to fail with strict rules and let them learn through play, have fun and eventually they will grow up to be healthy, active and productive citizens like the rest of us.
I know when I was growing up there were not all these restrictive rules on play and kids could play kickball, dodge-ball, tag, cowboys and Indians, etc without adults saying it was too rough or insulting and kids were more active, less obese and more likely to get along through learning cooperative learning and group skills. Now days if a kid is called 'stupid' other kids are tattle telling right away. It seems kids today need to learn to know the difference between teasing,joking around play and actual bullying. Now days everything is bullying or harmful and they are growing up more obese, less active and overly sensitive. In result, we have more kids committing suicide and going on shooting sprees because they aren't learning how to cope with their emotions and overcome teasing and name calling or they are afraid to play.
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