19 October 2007

Kids Today

The wussification of American children is a relatively recent phenomenon, but a very real one. We pamper our kids, over-schedule them, overemphasize fairness in competition (the score ends in a tie ... again!) and keep them indoors too much, to the point that we're doing them a huge disservice. Kids aren't learning how to get hurt, lose, fend for themselves, find their balance and discover minor dangers on their own - all important parts of growing up.

From a nice feature in today's San Francisco Chronicle. They (smartly) recommend: archery, model rockets and more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They also seem to be getting a little chubby.