February 27, 2019

(WATCH) True North: More schools must let kids be kids

Rebel Staff

Two Quebec schools are letting kids engage in rough play, complete with body contact, even if it means they might get hurt.


The new rules are the antidote to a generation that has been bubble-wrapped and coddled, says True North's Andrew Lawton, who thinks more schools should embrace this approach.

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commented 2019-03-03 18:03:59 -0500
If boys are not in a sweat and a lather filthy dirty and bleeding a little they are not having fun.
commented 2019-02-28 02:22:51 -0500
88 days of no hammers falling.
commented 2019-02-27 10:30:55 -0500
Let kids be kids…and teach them how to fall.
Makes sense to me…
Kinda like how much sense it makes to enroll your kids in a firearms safety course – whether you believe in the right of the citizen to own and use firearms or not…to teach your kids how to safely handle firearms…if they ever come across one with no adult supervision…
Of course there are many ‘parents’ out there who would insist that their little Johnny or Jenny would NEVER fall and hurt themselves or EVER come across a firearm…while out of sight of your apron strings – and ‘NO WAY is anyone going to expose my kids to any firearms, or any firearms safety course designed for children. Guns are bad.’
Reminds me of the time I strongly suggested to my niece’s riding instructor that she teach my niece how to fall off a horse…her mother blanched and refused to come to any more lessons!
There’s never been a horse that couldn’t be rode or a cowboy who couldn’t be throwed…