letting children be children

this excellent article highlights the importance of play and free time for children. One of the key ‘symptoms’ of boarding survivor syndrome is ‘timetabling’, an inability to relax or have free time. And I think we will all be listing “gaofen dineng”, meaning ‘good at tests but bad at everything else’ as our favourite Chinese phrase of the week!http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/give-childhood-back-to-children-if-we-want-our-offspring-to-have-happy-productive-and-moral-lives-we-must-allow-more-time-for-play-not-less-are-you-listening-gove-9054433.html

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