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Finding Our Way by Margaret J. Wheatley

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Raising Our Children

I keep noticing many disturbing indicators that things are not well in the lives of American children, including my own. By themselves, any of these incidents might mean little, but together they paint a disturbing picture. They indicate that children’s lives have become miniature versions of our own lives.

Here are just a few incidents that I’ve noted:

– A New Jersey school system decides to give all children one free night with no scheduled activities. They have to plan for this six months in advance.

– Elementary school children are developing back and neck problems normally not seen until adulthood. These physical ailments are caused by their school backpacks. The packs often weigh about twenty pounds; the children often ...

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