Thursday, June 21, 2007

Slowing down... a nice change

I liked this idea. With soccer practice, ballet lessons, cub scouts and everything inbetween, it is nice to know that some schools are slowing down and introducing the concept of awareness and focusing on reducing stress in kids. I have a friend who's son would get so worked up about school projects he literally made himself sick. He couldn't eat or sleep normally, and he was only in 4th grade!
The article made some very interesting points, including:
- Parents and teachers tell kids 100 times a day to pay attention...but we never teach them how.
- If we can help children slow down and think, they have the answers within themselves

NYTimes article:

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