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One of the group’s teachers, Izabell Sandberg, 26, noticed a shift in a 2-year-old girl whose parents dropped her off wearing tights and pale-pink dresses. The girl focused intently on staying clean. If another child took her toys, she would whimper.
I was this quiet, mousy girl who loved pale-pink frills and tights. And I was always bugged and criticized by teachers for being that way. That didn’t make me any happier. All I wanted was to be left in peace but, gosh, the efforts they made to “improve” me. It still bothers me even to think about it. The message a child gets is “something is wrong with you. You fail to satisfy expectations.” I believe that is a lot more harmful than any pair of tights.
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On the plus side, in less than a year they managed to teach a 2 year-old to be loud and defiant:
Score one for nurture over nature.
At this age, all they want is please the adults. I say, shame on the folks who force a 2-year-old kid to go against who she is to feel accepted by the teachers. Wow, what a great lesson in feminism. Start servicing the expectations of adults before you learn to go potty on your own. Cool.