I was brought up hearing my father speak ill of Black people, homosexuals and denigrating women.
By the age of 5 discrimination by skin colour can be well underway. We are socialising our young children to think like us before they think for themselves. Their learning does not only come through formal lessons but through the social contexts in which we nurture our much loved offspring.
Is sending 4-6 year olds back to school critical for their education outcomes?
When Connor uttered the words ‘ I don’t like Black people’ I was stunned. It seems that the message ‘ there is only one race, the human race’ had not penetrated. He ‘did not like Black people’.
The boys are now using their tablets on a regular basis. Duncan has to do a lot of his school work on a laptop. Slowly and steadily they are moving…
When our boys were babies we spent a lot of time talking to them. They all started repeating nursery rhymes as they reached 16 months of age. Parents who ‘had…
Teenagers can be grumpy, surly and silent. But inside that changing body is a a growing mind.
A school day is simply not designed for its ‘customers’, the students. The school day timings work for teachers, caretakers, parents, employers but not 12-19 year olds.