Friday, July 15, 2011


Children with Sensory Integration Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder may not have difficulty forming friendships, but they may have a hard time keeping friendships because of impulsive behavior.

Imagine the joy at seeing a real bond between two brothers that have traditionally agitated each other for years.

Brick and mortar school seemed to foster more agitation instead of co-operation between these two. It has taken two years to see this level of companionship.

Dad did not want me to take this picture, he knew the sound of the camera or the flash going off would break the spell.

It is not a great stretch of the imagination to see how the grouping of children according to birth year can breed envy of those older, contempt for those younger, and alienation from siblings. Spending all day in an institution run by adults (each equally requiring and supposedly deserving of respect and unfailing obedience) can provide competition in a child’s mind and heart for loyalty to and trust in his parents and the family’s own culture and values. The fact that most of our nation’s children are “socialized” in that system defines popular culture on those terms. Parents must be alert and active to combat these pressures, even if the children are schooled at home, and especially if they attend public or private school. The survival of our families and the souls of our children depends upon it.

T. J. ed.