Free Range Children, Times have Changed

"Parents can help the child at home with review on his newly learned sound 
through mealtime conversations that include some of the child's trouble words. 
The child may be allowed to do the grocery shopping for Mother. The parents 
can then check the success of the child and send the report to the teacher."

What strikes you about that advice?  It comes from
CLASSROOM AIDS FOR INTERMEDIATE GRADE CHILDREN 
WITH SPEECH ARTICULATION DISORDERS 
by JANICE KAY ADAMS 
B. S., Kansas State Teachers College in 1963

Here in the PHilippines, I see children on public transportation, I see children trotting around the neighborhood and outside it to run errands for their parents, picking up grocery items (including the occasional bottle of beer from a sari-sari store), out in the field half  a mile away collecting bottles and cans for change.

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2 Comments

  1. 6 arrows
    Posted May 31, 2018 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Off topic for a bit, but a little of the right side got cut off the quote. I found the excerpt at the link and will paste it here, if that helps anyone besides me. 😉

    Parents can help the child at home with review on his newly learned sound
    through mealtime conversations that include some of the child’s trouble words.
    The child may be allowed to do the grocery shopping for Mother. The parents
    can then check the success of the child and send the report to the teacher.

    “The child may be allowed to do the grocery shopping for Mother.” How many mothers in America these days could send their child to get groceries alone without worrying they might get reported for neglect or some such?

    It’s ridiculous, all the “good-parents-don’t-let-their-kids-do… (or -go…)” messages our culture implies or imposes these days.

    • Headmistress
      Posted June 1, 2018 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

      I know, right? I walked to Brownies by myself, across a busy intersection. I was 6. I walked to the Circle K to pick up snacks for me and the occasional loaf of bread for mom. It was also out of our neighbourhood and across a busy intersection. I was 8.

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