Have you felt out of balance about the situation primary school parents find themselves in?
My personal opinion is very strong on this topic.
However, I would like to open up a discussion on what you think about it?
What do you make of your child having to wear a mask in school?
I understand not all parents are in this situation.
Maybe if your child is younger, you could imagine what it would feel like right now?
We all have different opinions on our current political situation.
I am not asking about the political decisions that are being made.
My question is what are your honest feelings when you see a child in a mask?
Do you think children should be made to feel that their breathing could be a threat to their fellow classmates?
Your child is your most precious human being you were entrusted with.
You are the adult they trust the most.
What you role-model is what your child believes to be normal.
For example if you are saying:
"You have no choice but to wear a mask.”
What you are saying (if your child feels upset by it) is you are overriding their need to know what feels right or wrong.
My childhood was riddled with adults telling me how I should and should not feel.
What are we teaching our children if we allow them some feelings but not others?
Everyone is different, of course.
My own experience as a child made me a people pleaser of whom I will be kept healing from, for the rest of my life.
My work is to show parents how we can completely reform the old ways of control and power and replace them with having an understanding why our children behave they way they behave.
What I am trying to say is that we have got an opportunity as parents to reflect on our behaviour and be more honest why we make decisions for them:
Do we want to avoid confrontation with authority?
Do we want an easy life?
Do we put our needs over our children’s needs?
Do we simply stand back and let others make decisions over our children’s welfare?
Do we speak up on their behalf?
Do we leave it up to other parents to do something?
We have so many questions on this topic.
Was there a risk assessment carried out to show the safety of our children’s health is guaranteed?
What are your thoughts on this topic?
Please feel free to message me below (mobile phone view) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do appreciate and value everyone’s opinion.
Please feel free to email me if you don’t agree with me.
My own thoughts are not what matters here.
I am all about giving children a voice who are not being heard.
What you share with me will be kept confidential.
I simply want to hear what parents think of this requirement.