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November 19, 2013 by Kimberly Beauchamp, ND
- You consult with the class teacher before purchasing gifts for your child.
- You lament that you never learned to knit in school. Then you use this information to excuse yourself from any activity requiring right-left brain coordination, like assembling IKEA furniture.
- You find yourself explaining to people who neither understand nor care why you think it’s OK that your 2nd grader plays an organized sport.
- You have a love/hate relationship with the school’s no media policy.
- You’ve taken your child to see an anthroposophical doctor.
- You hide your TV in the basement when the teacher pays a home visit.
- You secretly threw out the xylophone that your in-laws sent your child because it didn’t have a pentatonic scale.
- You still refer to Monday as bread day, long after your kids are out of kindergarten.
- You think it’s cool that your 4th grader just learned how to read.
- You honestly believe that young children can’t tell when they’re cold, and you bundle them accordingly.
- You tell your child that going away for a week to labor on a biodynamic farm at age 9 is going to be the best experience of their entire lives.