21 Shameful Ways We Destroy Children’s Growth and Independence
As parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts, we try to teach our children to be self-reliant, confident, strong, and to do the right thing. This list of 21 events showcases some of the most tragic mistakes done to children in the USA this year. Events that taught the wrong lessons and show how warped our sense of “right” has become due to political correctness and political agendas. We fully support the idea of reducing bullying and protecting our children, but sometimes over-zealous individuals turn simple childhood matters into an international crisis, as you are about to see.
1. Teen thwarts knife wielding student and is reprimanded. Heroic actions are no longer heroic?
2. 5-year old girl suspended from school for wanting to shoot her friends with bubbles from a Hello Kitty gun. Sharing your toys with friends in now bad?
3. Your name is not your name if you are deaf. A deaf preschooler was asked to change his name because signing his name resembled a gun. I thought the act to protect the disable applied to preschoolers, also.
4. Teen refuses to accept drugs, but since she touched the pill she is suspended for 10 days. Just Say No, is being challenged?
5. Teen boy yells “Bingo” walking into a Bingo Hall and the police are called. You would have thought he yelled “Fire”.
6. Letting your children play outside is reckless endangerment which could see you sitting in jail for 18 hours. Remember when your parents used to yell, “Go outside and play”?
7. Playing with your food is a safety violation requiring suspension and counseling. Child nibbles his Pop-Tart into the rough shape of a pistol and is considered a threat. Do you remember all of those gun shaped sticks in the yard, they were a real menace to society.
8. Playing with dirt can get you suspended if your teacher is half-blind, or half-minded. A first grader in Missouri was suspended from school because her baggy full of dirt and pebbles looked like marijuana to the teacher. Maybe the teacher needs to move to Colorado for some extra study time.
9. Teenager banned from dance and school activities for telling parents about seeing children having sex on bus. Maybe the sponsors who were watching a movie at the front of the bus should be terminated instead.
10. Kindergartner with Mohawk is sent home from school for disrupting the class. Imagine the outcry if a teacher’s rights to wear the hairstyle of their choice were revoked.
11. Mom calls police because her 13 year old son ate her Pop-Tarts. Did she prefer he steal food from a grocery store?
12. Police close down lemonade stand for not having a business license or food permit. Let’s teach our children that entrepreneurship and free enterprise is evil, that will teach us.
13. A sixth grader was removed from school, interrogated by the Sheriff, had his home searched by the Sheriff’s department, all because he wished he had a gun to protect his friends from evil. There goes one more child who might have been a police officer down the drain.
14. Burping audibly in gym class requires a call to the police. Maybe the teacher needs to take a step back in time and listen to the sounds that ripped from young men a decade ago with tears of laughter from everyone around.
15. 12 year old girl kisses boy on playground and is accused of a sex crime. No comment required.
16. Britain joined in the fun as some elementary schools now teach kids having a “best friend” is bad, instead they should have large groups of friends. My apologies to all of my best friends through the years, I never knew I was destroying your lives.
17. I want to give another apology to all my friends. I never knew the footballs, baseballs, basketballs, red playground balls, and soccer balls were so dangerous. I endangered your lives for all those fun years on the playground, at least that is what one elementary school declared when they removed any ball not made from foam. Maybe Nerf contributed to their school.
18. The sexually promiscuous society found in parts of southern California is under attack, too. Schools have banned the Merriam-Webster dictionary because it contains the definition of “oral sex”. The vivid description reads, “oral stimulation of the genitals”. I imagine that sounds pretty exciting to a biologist, but cannot imagine most elementary school kids even knowing what they just read. Let’s suggest they search for it on Google instead.
19. 12-year old girl arrested for spraying perfume twice following a bullying attempt. We guess smelling good in school is a crime. We will admit a little perfume in the eyes stings, but what about getting bullied? That stings just a little bit, too.
20. Doing excellent homework that moves your fellow students to tears is a reason for suspension. A student was assigned the task of making a promo video for her business and communications class. She chose the topic of bullying and created a video so moving and powerful that some of her fellow students were moved to tears. Her dedication, message, and hard work were rewarded by a five day suspension for being disruptive. That’s right, you need to be more average if you want to excel in school.
21. Six year old boy charged with sexual battery for “touching” another boy during a game of flag football. Oh no, I need to apologize to all of my friends again. I probably touched your legs, your groin, your buttocks, your stomach, and other bodily parts while I grabbed for the flag more times than we can count. I’m sure you were scarred for life.
Sometimes, the wrong person is arrested, suspended, and destroyed in incidents around the world. Maybe we should allow children to be children instead of turning them into criminals via labels that have no basis in reality. It is amazing how frequently these events happen in schools where we are led to believe the staff are educated and professional. It is time to go back to some basics from the past. Let kids play, become strong, independent, and tough. Sure, they might get a few extra bruises and scrapes, but it seemed to workout OK for the rest of us.