It seems common sense has flown out the window these days. You know what is right but then an expert comes on TV and suggests otherwise.
It does not matter what the issue is, someone called an expert will give a strong opinion and suddenly have so many confused and in doubt.
So where do these experts come from, what are their credentials. They may be very accomplished in their particular fields but are they experts in everything?
An expert will say eating a certain food is so bad, best not eaten, will cause lifelong problems.
While a diet of only sugary, fatty or fried food is not good, everything is good taken in moderation. In fact a junk food nite is fabulous. Worst thing is to deny something outright.
School is another subject.
If you look at kids now, thru no fault of their own, have had the experts decide that winning is not important, just let everyone win.
Kids have to learn there are winners and losers in all aspects of life so let them learn in school.
The experts will tell you that to reprimand a child will have lasting affects on them forever.
If they truly misbehave, they need to learn that are consequences for their actions.
Because of these experts, kids cannot play tag, do cartwheels, climb play equipment or dodgeball. They could get injured.
Doing and participating in all kinds of fun, is so good for children. Of course occasionally someone may fall, scrape a knee, arm, hand etc. And in a rare case might even need to travel to hospital for a check. If they return wearing a cast, it becomes a “look at me” moment as their friends sign their cast, but it is so very rare that will happen. It is how we all grew up before the experts came along.
We cannot wrap them up in cotton wool and expect them to be able to face the real World once they are finished school.
Another issue is the experts tell parents that their beautiful little children should be put into an early education program by at least two years old!! It will give them a head start when starting school.
That is almost to the point of being cruel. How many brilliant people did not begin school or any formal education until at least five years old.
If you are in any way able to be home with your precious child until they head off to a full day of school do so. You will never regret it nor will your little one. You can teach them so much and build a lasting closeness. Take them to swimming lessons, meet up with friends at perhaps the Mall if they, too, have wee ones where it will allow them to learn how to mingle and share a cookie. It will also teach them how to behave in public. How often have you been to a restaurant when the kids go wild making eating out uncomfortable.
For most of us, we make the decision that we want to start a family. We’re so excited to bring home that precious little bundle of joy. But it means getting up much earlier, pulling the sleeping child from bed, heading off to a daycare to head to work, then come dinner time finally picking up the baby who by now is tired, hungry and wanting your attention.You being exhausted, you cannot give that much needed cuddle as there is dinner to make, laundry to do….just to repeat itself the next day. Something has to give.
Maybe having a full time carer who comes to your home and is able to bond with the child, someone they can trust instead of the expensive day care that cannot give individual attention as there are too many to look after.
In the blink of an eye, suddenly your little one has left home and you wonder where the time went.