Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

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Re: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

Post by Pseudobabble » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:31 am

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Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:39 am
My skepticism is specifically about teaching emotional skills in school. Schools are some of the most dangerous places that the child goes to on a regular basis; add to this the pressure to have good grades. I think that in such environments, one can learn things like math or chemistry, but I think that schools are not appropriate places for learning things that require self-reflection. To expect children and youths to psychologically open up to people who could or who already bully them, beat them, or who can pretty much ruin their lives by giving them bad grades -- I think that's just a recipe for the children to become proficient in at least denial as a psychological self-defense mechanism.
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Re: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

Post by chownah » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:05 am

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Why don't you tell us about all the large organisations you have experience of, whose 'cultural values' are authentically and genuinely believed in and upheld by the employees/members of those organisations?
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Re: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

Post by manas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:24 pm

chownah wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:35 pm
chownah wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:49 pm
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:13 pm
That schools feel they have to undertake this task, doesn't say much for the quality of a lot of parenting nowadays. Empathy doesn't need to be 'taught' as a subject in school, if it is lived and practically demonstrated by the parents from the day a child is born, through his/her childhood and adolescence. It sounds well-intentioned, but seems to be another example of the State taking over what is really a parental role.
I think that there are some parent nowadays who don't do a good job teaching empathy and self control. If schools do not include activities which can help to instill these then how will the children learn them?
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Sorry I didn't answer, I think my very poor eyesight means I can miss such things, also I've had a difficult week. I do see your point, though. I just feel disappointed with the direction that many Western societies are heading, into a sort of 'Brave New World' where the State (and Corporations, the Mass Media, Social Media, etc) seem to be INTRUDING way too much on childrens' lives, often to their detriment. Just look at what social media, especially facebook, has done to an entire generation; low attention span, attracted to the sound-byte, the quick thrill, then move on to the next , and wanting to be 'liked' for their 'virtual selves', being TAUGHT by facebook on how to become narcissistic and insecure...I dislike that notion that the Internet seems to be raising many kids, I hope it isn't true (it isn't in my case) but many parents seem to just give in to this. Parents need to actively resist. Go for walks in the forest with the kids, explore the beauty of Nature, leave the stupid smartphones at home. Life doesn't need to be incessantly recorded and posted online. Learn to simply be, experience, live. I spent a lot of time with my children, playing, exploring, interacting. Neither of them are social media zombies.
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Re: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

Post by manas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:38 pm

No_Mind wrote:
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In an era when a PS4 acts as a nanny and instead of reading books kids play Half-Life .. what is to be expected?

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Re: Schools are teaching kids empathy and self-control.

Post by Dinsdale » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:44 am

manas wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Don't worry, after their confused, socially & emotionally deprived childhoods, they can get therapy as adults, and spend many years in recovery from their crappy unbringing. Their loss, is the phychology profession's gain.
And in some cases, the gain of all those who work in the criminal justice system.
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