From: Vanessa Novaeris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 06:35:25 MST
Dose this imply that groups or individuals outside the child's immediate family may be better suited to the task? Just an idea, but sometimes even a small margin of objectivity can make a huge difference. Children are extremely complex beings & probably require similarly complex systems to accommodate their needs. I'm not suggesting that education be provided by one or the other (parents vs. designated educators) - both groups would obviously have to work in partnership for the best interest of the *child* (not themselves). Also, I would imagine, given more intellectual & creative space/freedom, the child would be more motivated to learn & progress simply for enjoyment rather than coercion. This idea of self-motivation, regardless of its results, should be the cornerstone for any healthy & enduring program of education.
> >>email@example.com wrote (16.2.2002/11:08) :> >> As for the anti-Extropianism of giving birth to a conscious entity with the intention of making him into a little slave who never frees himself from his mother's apron strings, I hope that speaks for itself. > > >In fact, I think it is pretty much the worst thing that parents can do with their children, and it does happen a lot and does generate a lot of suffering, as I have very often observed around me to various degrees. It is the essence of parental abuse, and I am thankful for my own parents to have deliberately and carefuly avoided anything like that. >
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