November 02, 2007

Missing Role Models


So, in a K-5 school, the 5th graders think they're royalty and have no one to look up to as role models, because no one wants to be like their teacher. Then, they jump into 6th grade and want to be like the royal 8th graders. Once there, they have no one to look up to. Then, they jump into 9th grade and want to be like the royal seniors. Once, there they have no one to look up to.

How do we incorporate slightly older role models throughout a child's upbringing that fills in these gaps? A K-College school? :)

3 comments:

Arcane Rest said...

start having children at younger ages then the parents can always be the role model...i am thinking 4 or 5 to start having kids, the mom will undoubtedly miss at least one year so that would make a 3-4 year gap in school grades. also, we could be setting records for the youngest pregnant women...now that will be amazing...http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/medina.asp

Matt said...

Do you want your kid looking up to the older kids. The 5th graders teach cuss words to the younger kids... the 8th graders are teaching the younger kids that smoking is cool, and its fun to steal candy everyday after school from the local gas station. and the 12th graders are teaching the younger kids its cool the drink, drive, and get away with it. Ha, at least that was my experience.

Sabai said...

i thought about that, matt. But, I think 5th graders think cursing is cool, because they have no actually cool role models. Same with 8th graders and smoking. And 12th graders and drinking. But, I guess my theory requires a perfect starting group of 25-year-olds. I'm not sure that exists.