An interesting question on Weiberfastnacht, the main cause for students to get sick around carnival.
Interestingly, these children have all recovered on the Friday of the following week, only slightly restricted in between by excessive candy consumption and possibly prohibited alcohol consumption.
But after all, fresh air is healthy, and you can’t miss the train… This is, of course, a purely Rhineland phenomenon, but in most other regions of Germany this is absolutely incomprehensible.
On a more serious level:
It is very difficult for parents from a certain age to determine whether a child is really ill, because with the onset of puberty the big “excuses and blue-making” phase begins.
Children are often still able to go to a concert where they collapse in the event of literally deadly diseases.But they can’t write the math test in good health due to acute lazy fever.
This presents parents with an almost insoluble task: how do I realize, without a medical degree, that my child really does not alienate me, and when does it simulate?
By the way, also a read question on relevant parental advice pages.
This is where the basic problem of education emerges.Few parents today can draw on the wealth of experience of their own parents and grandparents, as was the case 100 years ago.
At that time, education was a family affair, and the children were brought up according to a uniform image of values.At least within the family association, but mostly also beyond this in the municipality, city or even an entire country.
This, of course, not only had its advantages, but also at times produced very strange people, who were then extremely willingly involved in international conflicts.Whether it was Europeans who joined fascists, Asians who, according to their interpretation of the Bushido Pearl Harbor, or Americans who were literally “villaged” by Heinrich Severloh[1 in Normandy, because they were together and reported at the same time and trained in this way.
Today’s parents are much more individual, but also without the “moral compass” of their previous generations, which reinforces the above-mentioned problems.
I personally think that today is one of the most intellectually demanding when it comes to educating children and young people.Not only because there is no help in society, but because technical and social development has long overtaken morality and ethics.