Yesterday, a young child of a family we know over heard a discussion about the recent election and the various rhetoric about immigration and minority groups.
This child (quite young and part of one of the groups being discussed) interpreted this conversation to be that *they* are at risk of being sent away. As a result, the precious and wonderful child decided to work on a way to downplay their cultural identity – to hide it.
If only those discussing the current political climate were trained more carefully to consider the affects of their words they would have caught themselves instead of frightening this young child. How long will this child hold this viewpoint? Is this repairable?
This is not a political post. And it is possible (and indeed likely) those discussing the election didn’t realize the affect this kind of discussion might have on nearby children.
Private schools are not under the separation of church and state framework appropriately enforced at public schools. This frees them to provide a religious education, focus on morality and, often with a smaller class sizes, more easily reach out to children who need course correction as they learn about empathy.
An intentional morale framework is the main benefit and purpose of a private education in my opinion. The lack of that kind of training become all too apparent – and damaging – in times of turmoil.
There are many schools with different spiritual and morale frameworks. If a private education is of interest to you, select the one that resonates with you and your family and support them. The first step will be sending your child to that school.
November 22, 2016 at 8:47 am
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November 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm
Thanks for the note! DC School Hub is the best resource for parents in the Washington DC area (this is where we live). Would love to be involved in supporting this important resource!
December 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm
Great article and particularly appreciate the sensitive way you dealt with this situation. Wish more adults were able so to do.
December 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm
April 20, 2017 at 10:38 am
Thank you so much for your time in writing this post.