Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

hqdefault

How to Teach Kids ‘Independence’–Not!

avatar

https://youtu.be/IK1g6dCzPvQ

Do you ever get the impression that our society is utterly, totally clueless?

Observe this commercial for an “icon-based watch that kids can read.” Unless you are an ancient Egyptian using hieroglyphics, that is not quite what we mean by reading.

The watch supposedly “teaches kids good habits” and “fosters independence, responsibility, and self-esteem.” Children will demonstrate their independence by doing what the watch tells them to do. As for self-esteem, there’s already more than enough of it floating around out there. Maybe the watch can somehow create a “safe space” where they’ll never see or hear anything they don’t want to see or hear.

Such good habits as I have, my parents taught me, with help from grandparents, aunts, and uncles. We called this “family.” Hopelessly old-fashioned, eh? Eventually the wise men of this fallen world will find a way to replace the family altogether.

I’d like to get off this ride now, please.



 

Posting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Trending Now on BarbWire.com

Send this to a friend