The Model Student - A Red Flag for Parents!
Are you frustrated with your child's learning issues and the
public school system? * Has your child been diagnosed with a
disability? * Is the teacher (they call them now "facilitators")
annoyed with the activity level of your child? * Is your child
failing to understand the lessons because they don't pay
attention? * Is your child a daydreamer? * Is your child failing
to process information correctly? Is it just a brain thing? *
Does your child talk too much? * Is your child disruptive or too
social? * Has your child been sent to the mental health
professional (required in every public school) for evaluation?
Did you give your permission? * Is the teacher recommending
Do you think it's your child's fault?
It is NOT your child's fault! And don't think the answer is in
pharmaceuticals. The answer is YOU!
Don't feel alone. Many children struggle in school unnecessarily
and never get any help. If your child does not fit into the
model demanded by the school with its many requirements and
mandates, the teachers try to convince you there must be
something wrong with the child! The structure of the school is
There is a movement afoot to negate natural learning, creativity
and curiosity of the child along with the devaluing the role of
the parents. (Remember "It Takes a Village".)
Many parents are willing to go along with this because it
requires less time and creativity on their part plus if things
go aria they can blame someone else!
Let's just take a moment and examine the model, AKA the ideal
child/student in the eyes of the public institutions.
* This ideal student sits in his chair without squirming,
wiggling, moving or talking. * This student does not speak
unless called upon by the teacher.
* This student does not have contact with other students in the
class except at recess or when working on a team project.
* This student, after sitting, playing and participating at the
appropriate times during the school day waits in line for the
bus, and sits on the bus without moving or talking too loudly
until they get home.
If conflict erupts between students, the teacher mediates with
conflict resolution methodology. And if both students do not
relinquish their point, agree or apologize, the uncooperative
student is sent to the mental health professional for
Now just stand back and look at this model student!
* Is this the way nature intended children to act? * What are
the children learning? Are they learning to be creative? To be
self-confident? To be self-starters? To be leaders? Or even
being taught that being a leader is a positive trait? * Do you
value the traits of this model student that is a result of this
I hope your answer is no!
The demands made on children to fit into this prescribed
environment are against nature. They are contrary to the needs
of a developing human being! They are in direct opposition to
developing the characteristics that made our nation great!
So, what can YOU do about It?
Take control of what, when and how your children learn. If you
are concerned about the current culture, opt out and create your
own. You can home school!
Contrary to public opinion, home schooled children are
self-starters who develop the self-confidence to know what they
know, what they don't know, and how to find what they need to
know. They have the creativity to think outside the box.
Socially they have many opportunities to join clubs, field trip
groups, study groups, and teams. They are accustomed to being
with people of different groups. Different ages, sexes, colors,
ethnicities, and religions. Because of this exposure their
knowledge, interests and experiences are far more varied and
expansive than the public educated child.
In addition to seeing pictures of things in text books, home
schooled children have the flexibility to go out and see things
first hand and have a multitude of exciting experiences. The
world is their classroom and the parents are the teachers who
take any moment and turn it into a lesson, regardless of a
prescribed class time.
The benefits of home schooling are limitless and the drawbacks
are manageable. Will your turn to pharmaceuticals or allow the
real child to develop? The power is in your hands!