I forgot to say the boy on the trampoline, also, came in with a pacifier. When his dad brought him in he was like a different kid. No whining. it wasn't like his dad was strict or anything
And that's what happens when you don't let boys be boys. So many schools won't let kids even play tag, and boys who tend to draw or write about more violent scenes get kicked out of school. Parents and teachers keep trying to teach boys to act like girls. That's why we need more male teachers and mothers not to take kids away from their fathers (assuming the father isn't a terrible person).
@nathanp97 The thing is even the girls could do the rough and tumble on the playground if we chose. We played red rover which really isn't for sissies and did all kinds of active play on the playground.I don't think it making boys more like girls it is some parents lowering their expectations for boys. I used to hear it a lot about boys are behind or he can't do that he's only 2 or 3. I don't know what a boy's age matter with thing like following directions and not having temper tantrums. I personally don't want to go back to when boys and men were more aggressive. It wasn't fun times. I like the changes like men being more involved with their wives and kids. I just think we shouldn't lower expectations on what boys can achieve.
Boys are naturally more energetic and risk taking. You can ask any mother. Studies show boys take more risk. They did one were they had both boys and girls riding a simulated bike. They then had a hazard appear. The boys took longer to react to avoiding it and many would have been injured if it wasn't a simulation. the boys also tended to want to do it again. Another test was done by a toy company that was trying to build a play house ment for both boys and girls. The girls played house in it, while the boys attempted to sling shot a baby basket over the play house. Boys like to play rough and many schools dont let them, so of course they are going to act out more in class. So many boys are being pumped full of adhd medication when all they need is to be let loose. Are you also aware that schools teach in a way that most boys dont naturally learn? You should look that up. It isn't about lower expectations it is about letting boys be themselves. I love how so many people want everyone to be themselves, yet if you're a boy, you can't be, because being masculine is somehow wrong. Let boys be boys and they won't act out as much.
@nathanp97 We had 3 recesses when I was in school. ADHD boys didn't get in trouble all the time. Maybe once or twice a year they'd pull a big one but that was about it.
Most boys dont really have adhad; they are just expect to not act like themselves these days. Now the boys get into way more trouble for being themselves. And you wonder why so many drop out of school.
@nathanp97 There really weren't that many back in the 70s. My brother definitely was one who did have it.
And the number hasn't grown. the ow ly thing that has changed is how boys are being raised and taught.
@nathanp97 I blame some it on lack of recesses in school. 10 minutes a day isn't enough. Prisoners get more. Also, my daughter was an active child like her dad. On the edge of ADD. I did not give her sodas and lots of sugar so she could maintain her behavior. She actually got most of her chocolate from the school for good behavior. Giving kids good food makes a big difference in behavior.
You do realize sugar doesn't make kids hyper right? That's a myth that was disproved. Kids often eat lots of sugar around other kids, which is what makes them more energetic.
@nathanp97 That is what they say but I"ve worked with kids on and off for over 40 years and believe me some kids do get set off by sugar and caffeine. Some kids no problem other yes. It's better just not to set certain kids up for failure.
Caffeine is a little different, and why would you give a kid caffeine. It is so bad for them and they don't need it. Kids hearts already beat faster than adults. Caffeine is just asking for trouble.
@nathanp97 I used to use caffeine to relax but I'm a slow person. Some hyper people actually calm down on caffeine. That is why they've used stimulate meds for people with ADHD. I had a boy in my class years ago who was very active. He wanted some sweet tea that was sitting on the table for a student parent event. I told him no but my co worker asked why not. She had grown up on sweet tea. I told why but I said if you give him that he's yours. She came back later and told me you were right.
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Person experience doesn't negate overall reality.
That fact was depressing enough...
It's a place where guys can complain or let off some steam without tearing judgement from friends and family. So yeah they are gonna be more "winey" here
@Brandito562 They sure as hell are. And they blame women for eeeeeverything.
Please... stop with those depressing facts... you're making me sad miss :(
Out of the loop
No it is just an old way of saying coddling someone. I don't really get why he used that word as I've ownly heard it a few time before by people in their 50s
well? what does it mean
To over protect
@NovissimumVirorum Aaah that. Yeah it would seem that way but doesn't bother me though. Everything has a beginning and an end lol
I'd mollycoddle you
We need a higher population to compete with china. Even india, as 3 world country that they are, has a fast growing economy. We need to protect our women to ensure a future, in an ever changing world.
To be overprotective