Have You Seen This Video?

Childhood Is Not A Mental Disorder.

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This video captures exactly why I parent exactly the way I do; why I’d prefer to keep my children out of the traditional school system and away from conformist ideas of who they “should” be…and why I fight so hard to reinforce in them that I believe in them exactly as they are.

There is no such think as a “bad” child. Children are curious, passionate, adventurous, tenacious…there are so many wonderfully positive adjectives one could use to describe them! Instead, for the comfort and ease of the elite few, we resort to these labels, and prefer to medicate children instead of educate ourselves.

Let’s just stop and think for a minute before we extinguish the flames of intellectual curiosity in our little ones.

Children are humans too.