Dear readers, I want to tell you about my meeting with a friend and her 7-year-old daughter. I met Oksana in the maternity ward, where I gave birth to my daughters. Her baby was born a day before my twins. Since then, we occasionally called each other, talking about children.
The last year and a half, we almost did not communicate. Both were busy with family concerns, called up only on holidays, and even then, for a couple of minutes. Recently, I met Oksana in a store near my house. It turns out that she and her family moved and now lives near us.
We agreed to meet at the weekend in the nearest park so that the fly could play enough, and we could talk. And this day has come. It was hot, we sat on the bench and discussed everyday affairs.
I took from my bag a new book that I bought for the children on their way to the park. The book is called Fun logical puzzles. Seeing her, Oksana just waved away. You do not mind children? Why load them, in school, and so many tasks! – she said.
Honestly, I did not know what to say to this phrase. I began to talk about the fact that now is the holidays, but children need to be developed. And they will not teach everything in school. Parents should also deal with children.
For Oksana, my words clearly did not become an argument, it was written on her face. Then I said that my daughters like these tasks. But Oksana shook her head and said: They are poor for you, deprive children of their childhood.
How to react to it – I did not know. I hurried to finish the walk and do not want to communicate more with Oksana.
Do you think children should be taught or taught at school?