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Old 06-27-2002, 09:48 AM   #16
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Great! Kids are getting fatter and more clumsy all the time, and now they're no longer allowed to play a game that might cause them to scrape their chubby little knees or learn to deal with defeat? I'm beginning to think it's time to get more men involved in bringing up children.
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:39 PM   #17
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How about instead of insulating and protecting our children from the realities of life, we instead teach them to psychologically deal with them properly? Tag is sort of an extension to darwinism, in that the slower and weaker get eliminated to the faster and more powerful. And I don't think the world is going to breaking any more fundamentals of biology anytime soon, so really lets just teach them to handle defeat, recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and build self-esteem from inside.
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How about instead of insulating and protecting our children from the realities of life, we instead teach them to psychologically deal with them properly? Tag is sort of an extension to darwinism, in that the slower and weaker get eliminated to the faster and more powerful. And I don't think the world is going to breaking any more fundamentals of biology anytime soon, so really lets just teach them to handle defeat, recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and build self-esteem from inside.
I'm just going to follow you around over here and agree with everything--lol.
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Old 06-28-2002, 01:52 AM   #19
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This could be the basis for an episode of Sienfeld.
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Old 06-28-2002, 04:15 AM   #20
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What a crock of shit.
Hasn't this woman ever heard of brandings? We even had a brick wall built for this game with a large target painted on it. I grew up ok. We had 8 foot high monkey bars. Did anyone break their arms? No. When you are 4 feet high, you know to be careful. Most of our brick buildings had stairs about 12 steps high. How many kids fell down them and sued the school because they were dangerous? None. Kids are clumsy. Kids will always scrape their knees. Kids will always break bones. Kids will always play games. Kids love the winning and losing in games. We need it for when we are all grown up.

Stupid woman.

Kinda helps the home school argument doesn't it.

What a crock.

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Old 06-29-2002, 12:11 PM   #21
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What as the world come to! Tag never "ruined" my life, I didnt really play it that often when I was younger because I just didnt want to. Kids no matter how much you protect them are going to fall and get hurt, unless you put your child in a bubble!
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Old 06-29-2002, 02:08 PM   #22
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Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated once wrote a column in response to tag being banned at some other school. He wrote that soon the only games allowed at school would be games like

-duck, duck, duck. Teacher goes around patting each kid on the head.

-musical chairs, with 25 chairs for 10 kids.
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Old 06-30-2002, 01:37 AM   #23
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we've been passing this story around work and all of us agree-- kids not playing tag are wimps. They have it too easy.

Of course, I knew it was bad a few months ago when I saw a story about kids jumping rope with imaginary jump ropes so they wouldn't feel bad about themselves if they ever tripped on the rope. No I am not kidding.

I got hit in the face with dodge balls, was tagged out in tag and got screwed over in screw ball but at least I'm a well adjusted adult. Sort of....
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Disallowing tag???

Might as well take away the tricycles in kindergarten, someone might fall and skin their knee, or they might collide with another person and the parents could sue.

Oops, do away with sports as well. The less athletically-inclined kids might feel bad that they're not as good as the star players - can't create any opportunity for personal growth, ya know. And it requires practice, persistence and the ability to overcome defeat to become good at - that's just asking too much from kids.

Speaking of practice and persistence, lets do away with all arts and music programs, the less talented students would get discouraged.

Bye bye to gifted and talented education programs as well, that's discriminating against the less talented students.

No more report cards either, Billy might feel bad that Bobby got an A while he got an A-. From now on teachers will just tell everybody they're doing a great job for who they are.

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It's sick how annoyingly soft this country has gotten when it comes to raising and educating kids. It's OKAY to fail every once in a while, as long as you keep trying and learn from your mistakes. A big part of life is learning from your mistakes, not avoiding all opportunities that might possibly, ever-so-slightly have the chance of creating failures or mistakes. The way this PC trend is going, we're going to have a nation full of completely spineless cowards that simply fall apart at the first sign of adversity.
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