…over at the Youth Ministry Hilarity! blog. He makes some really great points. A quote:
You complain that our kids are too tired, but then you make them stay after school for HOURS of extracurricular practice! They lack concentration, so you lengthen their school year. You make them work at camps from 9:00 to 5:00 IN THE SUMMERTIME! I have teenagers in my church youth group who seem to be able to do NOTHING other than school! Does this produce well-rounded citizens? Why do we think that ALL their time needs to be occupied? Why can we not let them dream anymore? (They don’t have time to dream!) What ever happened to lazy summers?
(HT: Rethinking Youth Ministry, who suggests the possibility of a mass letter-writing campaign to try and actually do something.)