Kids Can’t Be Kids


An elementary school in Canada has banned kindergarten students from touching each other at recess.  This means no playing tag, no hugging, etc.  And we are not talking about inappropriate touching, here.  The school claims this was enacted due to the playground injuries that have resulted from games and other forms of hands-on play during recess.  The article goes on to say:

  • It calls on parents to talk to their children about the ban and encourage them to play imaginary games that don’t involve fighting.
  • Hoff said the school intends to start from a zero-touching approach and gradually reintroduce appropriate playground behavior.

Yes, this is Canada and not our country but are you kidding me?  Are we not even human anymore?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Kids Can’t Be Kids

  1. Sir Lance-a-Lot
    November 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Kindergarteners aren’t human. They’re deadly, snot-covered, germ-filled, vicious, screaming, dirt-weasels who use their clever “cute disguises” to avoid death and dismemberment while spreading, destruction, disease, and mayhem.

    I say, put ’em all in bubbles and don’t let ’em out until they’re about thirty.

    • Pat
      November 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

      Lance, that’s funny. I’ve always advocated free-ranging them.

      With respect to the article…sigh…what more and more consider to be “evolved” is just damn depressing.

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