Tuesday, February 21, 2012
First day of vacation with the kids and they're both quietly reading. So nice to hear how into their books they are. We didn't start teaching them to read until 2nd grade which is a common waldorf practice, leaving them to be just kids for a bit longer. It doesn't seem to have slowed them down. Maybe society pushes kids so hard so fast because they fear they won't learn. I don't know but I do know that slowing the process down has made a huge difference to all of us. I like "The Race to Nowhere". Yeah, where the hell do you want to get them? To a career? So they can clock in and out, join the rat race as soon as possible? Maybe money doesn't have to be made at a corporation. Maybe money can be created in other ways. Especially when economies are doing poorly, wouldn't it be better to let your children find out what gifts they have to offer the world and make money from what amounts to being themselves? Companies go away.