Sitting in the Dr’s waiting room this morning, an elderly man approached me and proceeded to unfurl himself into the chair next to mine. Now, this was of course not the oddity (although there was a plentiful amount of spare seats littering the small room), more so it was when he pulled out a book which proclaimed parents can make their child a genius in their first year of life, that started to concern me.
So for the next painful 10 minutes I had to feign interest in his ideologies, from which, according to his lore, was the only way my son would get along in the world. I was to read it and employ its many doctrines to enable my son to be assured of future success. Some pearls of wisdom it included were; one shouldn’t teach your child to count these days. And make sure you send your child to school with fluent readings skills as teachers don’t have time to perform such a feat anymore. He blames multiculturalism… I swear if he had pulled out a white mask and burning cross next, I would not have been surprised!