Do we have Dumb Kids?
Just read an article on Strollerderby (one of my favorites websites) titled, “Are Kids in the U.S. and U.K. the World’s Dummies?”
Some interesting statistics if you’re into that sort of thing.
The most important thing I got from this article was: “Experts in the U.K. fault computer games, a decline in reading at home, and a decline in the amount of time students are read to at school. “
So, using a little reverse logic, we’ll plan to:
#1: Severly limit computer games (and only education games for the first decade or so), which is fine by me as I could care less about the things (no judgment there, just one guy’s opinion.) If an xBox (or whatever) never darkens the door of our home, I’ll be fine with that.
#2: Encourage reading at home, which is fine as we are both voracious readers, and I’m already reading to the kid daily. My only concern is, how young is too young to start her on “The Dark Tower” series…?
And, #3, as we’re going to home-school… #3 should be taken care of by #2.
At least when she says to me, “But all the other kids…”
I can say…
“Yes, but their morons.”