Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sorry son, that action is too litigious

You've got to be kidding me. Society complains that our kids play too many video games, are getting too obese due to lack of activity and then turns around and halts those activities....

CNN just reported that a school in Attleboro, MA has banned Tag;

ATTLEBORO, Massachusetts (AP) -- Tag, you're out!

Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.

Part of life is getting hurt and learning to get up and keep going. If we remove the opportunity for these small falls from our children's lives, how will they be prepared for the larger falls?

1 comment:

Al Toid said...

And more importantly, running around teaches eye-hand coordination, group dynamics, etc... What are kids going to do now? Will kickball be out, because there's the chance that the kids might hit each other with the ball?

Red Light, Green Light and Simon Says?


I was born too late.