I'm not talking about food labels…I'm talking about your child. Whether your child is homeschooled, in private or public school, your child is being labeled…by you, by teachers, by other parents. It's what we do because it sometimes seems helpful to think about or talk about kids when we put them into categories and roles. You do this at home when you label your own child as a Picky Eater or as Stubborn. Teachers label children Cooperative or Talkative. Sometimes in order for a child to receive the extra support he may need in a school system he is officially labeled as Learning Disabled, Emotionally Imparied or ADHD. I can't tell you how many kids over the years have told me, as a way of defining themselves, "I have ADHD." or "I have a Learning Disability." They have assumed the identity that was put upon them by the adults in their lives.
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