Letters 22 December 2012

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13th December, 2012
STUFF AND NONSENSE I heard preschoolers being interviewed by Radio New Zealand about their Christmas wish lists; iPads, etc, were very popular. Cute? Maybe. In reality, it’s scarily depressing. Encouraging our kids to be self-centred little consumers isn’t going to help the planet. When I was teaching, I eschewed the boringly predictable end-of-year essay topic of “What do you want for Christmas?” and opted for “What will you do for someone?” It would be wonderful to have our children feeling just as excited about, for example, giving to other children, such as those in Haiti ...

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