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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Let Kids be Kids

Let kids be kids.

I have actually always agreed with this sentiment, but not in the same way some people mean it. 

Sadly I frequently see this phrase used in a way that is more synonymous with "Restrict kids to basic things, don't trust them or their abilities."

Don't make kids learn about sexual education and puberty and the like. Because, Let kids be kids. 

Kids shouldn't be learning about LGBTIQ issues. Let kids be kids.

Kids shouldn't know anything about current big world issues, like war and death. Let kids be kids. 

This is just a couple examples of how this phrase is often used.  And it drives me crazy.