IT’S A SAD DAY, WHEN NEW ZEALAND CHILD TEACHERS SHRINK
Today Yvonne Tahana looks at the strange occurrence happening in New Zealand, when a child discovers that New Zealand babies are actually “shrinking.” The story also examines the same phenomenon occurring with child teachers are found to be shrinking too. It’s rather scary how this has even allowed to have happened. Yet it is, and it has.
For the rather quirky, yet true story, go here to read.
Former Rugby League star, Awen Guttenbeil closes out the story with the comment, “”I’m not a perfect parent at all but they get to see someone being loving to a baby, not getting mad at them when they cry.” Feedback from schools included children being more focused, being able to resolve their differences by themselves, increased self-confidence and reduced bullying.”
The biggest form of bullying of all children is economic bullying of children with budget cuts that affect children all to readily happening in all of the wrong places, so I like this story. Awen’s last press was being photographed with Vodafone Warrior’s owner, Eric Watson and taking an “icy dip” in Mission Bay.
I like the concept of children being perceived as teachers. That’s wise. A little child shall lead is a famous proverb, the world over.
[Photo caption Awen Guttenbeil and Niko with the baby's school buddy, 10-year-old Robbie Turner. Photographer's credit - Sarah Ivey]
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