Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Should children be protected from bad news?

While bringing up children I have always thought that it is important to note that they deserve honesty. That if there are unpleasant facts that they have to face then they should be introduced to them with care and consideration, but that one shouldn't shy away from the dark and pretend that all is lovely all the time.

But, but I am not sure if even I at my most brutal would have done this... 600 children were forced to take part in
‘A summer meeting with the euro’
You can imagine their horror when they arrived,
Two unquestionable highlights included a numismatic exposition of euro circulation coins and a magnetic map of Europe on which children had to assign the national reverse side of coins to individual countries. Participants also greatly enjoyed playing working on puzzles depicting euro banknotes.
Still I suppose a lecture on the bailouts would have been too too much.

1 comment:

Dick Puddlecote said...

Child abuse. Nothing more, nothing less. ;)