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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:40 PM
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Why do school yards bring out worst in kids?
We went to a kid's birthday party and she guest of honor was so sweet. Today, when I went to help out during recess, I saw her try to twist another girl's arm off. What is it about school yards that bring out the beasts in kids?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:42 PM
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1. who knows...i think it`s been like that for years....
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:49 PM
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2. Ever read "Lord Of The Flies"?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:00 PM
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4. Oh Jesus, that was *exactly* my same thought!
Edited on Wed Nov-02-11 07:01 PM by no_hypocrisy
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Abin Sur Donating Member (647 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:52 PM
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3. Because they're (largely) unsupervised when at school yards
and their true nature comes out. Many children are inherently *mean*.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 07:35 PM
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5. Kids are as territorial as any other living thing. They're uncivilized. Like Congress.
Seriously--if all you see when kids are at play is the rotten stuff you miss the good stuff.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 07:28 AM
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6. Lack of supervision, yes, but play time should be used to identify troubled youth
Children need supervised and guided play time, not "all hell's broken loose" time.

Children suffer from abuse or neglect at home and then take out their inner pain on a suitable "victim" on the playground. These children should be identified and singled out for help and counseling (and perhaps CPS assistance).

Bullying, preying on weaker children, pushing, name calling, etc., these are not the actions of a well adjusted child. Children like this need help, not "looking the other way."
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