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Let Your Child Enjoy Her Life

Susan Notes:

Sometimes great advice for
how schools should be run comes from unexpected
sources.


In the French powerhouse thriller "Ne le dis à
personne" (Tell No One), a pediatrician
counsels parents seeking treatment for their
young daughter's severe eczema to stop the
cortisone treatments and
instead do this:

  • Let your child enjoy her life

  • cartoons in bed

  • fries for lunch

  • friends to visit all afternoon

  • Barbie, chocolate, the whole shebang

  • And lots of TV, of course


  • The look on the young girl's face as the doctor
    issues his prescription is well worth the price
    of the movie.

    We should start an equivalent movement for our
    schools:
  • recess

  • child relevant and friendly curriculum

  • student choice

  • return of teacher read alouds

  • the whole shebang


  • Let our students enjoy their school
    life.
    What an idea.

    — Susan Ohanian
    movie review


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