In the chaos that surrounds us in these dark times we should all look at our children: they follow the rules, they are guided by an innate wisdom that we adults – too busy arguing and arguing – should only envy them. The entrepreneur clearly says so Paolo Migliavacca in a post that went viral in a short time in which he invites everyone to observe the children and make themselves
tell from those who work with them the dedication and seriousness with which they pull up the mask even if they have to go and pin the pencil
The entrepreneur urges us to ask teachers, parents, pediatricians how children behave and what we would have to learn:
Children have so much to teach us and it would be enough to observe them carefully to see how capable they are of making sacrifices, following the rules. They show us what it means to exercise resilience, to be flexible, to have the ability to adapt.
A clear message, shared by all those who have children at home and who can closely observe every day how much truth there is in these words.
I also have two children, di six and twelve years. We live in Campania where schools have already been closed for 10 days, after only two weeks in attendance.
Many disputed this measure saying that the children were very good at following the rules and that schools are among the safest places.
Throughout the summer, thanks to the good will, commitment and passion of school administrators, ATA staff and teachers, schools have organized entry and exit routes, reorganized environments and timetables and established strict procedures to ensure distancing between students. . And the little ones understood: after a long time in which they are were deprived of the school they returned respecting to the letter all the rules and indications.
I have a six year old boy who started on September 28th there first grade and in order to get back to class, meet new teachers and new classmates, he never made a whim to wear the mask correctly, he always followed the rules with precision to keep the meter away. Yet this was not enough and after only two weeks of school in attendance today every morning at 8 he connects with the computer to follow the online lessons. It all comes down to cards to fill out on vowels, numbers to write and rudiments of mathematics.
In this Distance Learning which now seems to have taken the place of the school in the presence there is no space for everything that makes the school really important: respect for the rules, schedules, companions, socialization, jobs, creativity, manual skills, sharing , physical activity, museum visits, book exchange, film club in the classroom and much more.
Yet even in this situation the little ones are toy soldiers: they connect every morning, yawn in their pajamas and open their colored case adapting to this school so cold, difficult, boring.
They ask us every day when they can go back to the real school, but also when they can go back to football games or dance at the dance school, when they can invite their friends over for an afternoon of play. “Love, for a while longer things will go on like this”, we reply sketching a smile and a caress. And inside of us instead we are sad because there is no sure answer to give, there is no certainty and we just have to strengthen our ability to adapt, learning precisely from our children.