Obviously, protecting children from danger and preparing them for life are both important. But America has gotten increasingly out of balance. The overly protected are the under prepared.
Many people don’t know that more 18-year-olds are abducted in America now than 8-year-olds. Boys and girls who are overprotected do not magically learn how to take care of themselves the day they turn 18.
This video contrasts modern day America and Europe. Perhaps American parents should stop and think about why the motto for both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is “Be Prepared,” not “Be Protected.”
Note that the combined experience of The Loveshade Family includes raising, teaching and tutoring children and studying child psychology. In addition to the above mottos, the motto of the Discordian Shamlicht Kids Club is “Be Prepared for Anything” which is actually the intent of the Boy Scouts’ original motto according to its founders.
How is having sex like having a cup of tea? If they wanted tea last week, does that mean they want it now? What if they wanted it an hour ago? What if they asked for it when they were awake, but now they’re asleep? Watch this (clean) video to find out.
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The president of the Boy Scouts of America ( BSA) said the organization should accept gay leaders for its own survival. “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” said BSA President Robert Gates, who formerly headed the CIA and the Pentagon.
Gates said with social and political changes and court decisions in favor of homosexual rights during the past year, holding on to the no-homosexual leaders policy could get the scouts challenged in the courts.
The president said a court challenge could have far-reaching effects that could threaten the very nature of scouting. “Waiting for the courts is a gamble with huge stakes,” said Gates. “If we wait for the courts to act, we could end up with a broad ruling that could forbid any kind of membership standard, including our foundational belief in our duty to God and our focus on serving the specific needs of boys.”
I’m a first grade teacher. Some of my students who are only six years old already believe stereotypes about boys and girls. But at least they are in a coed classroom where they can learn differently.
But some people still want to push “separate but equal” classrooms where boys and girls are kept apart. It doesn’t work!
“For example, teachers are instructed that girls should not have time limits on tests because, unlike boys, girls’ brains cannot function well under these conditions; and that boys who like to read, do not enjoy contact sports and do not have a lot of close male friends should be firmly disciplined, required to spend time with ‘normal males’ and made to play sports.”
Why are American children overweight? Because they eat too much junk food and don’t exercise enough. Duh.
The obesity rate in children is four times what it was a few decades ago. Why?
I teach first grade and almost all my kids ride in a bus or a car to school. When I was a kid more of us rode bikes or walked to school in groups. I hear about all the TV shows they watch and video games they play which is too much. If you’re watching TV you aren’t exercising.
And more people eat more meals at fast food places that are high in fat, sugar, and salt and low in nutrients. And kids and adults eat too much food.