Allowing for Individuality
Among my many grandchildren (I’ve lost count) there is a set of triplets. And if you want to get that trio angry, all you have to do is refer to them as “the triplets.” Each one is an individual with a unique personality and a distinct set of abilities and interests.
Of course, this is a common problem for multiples. But to a certain extent, any child with siblings is at risk for being lumped together with his brothers and sisters into a single unit referred to as “the kids.” While efficiency and convenience dictate that this is somewhat of a necessity on occasion, it clearly becomes problematical when done too often or taken too far.
That is another reason why I heartily recommend Romp n’ Roll with its wide variety of classes. Let’s say one sibling is into sports, another is into science, another is into art, and another is into music. Finding different programs that accommodate their different proclivities would be rather difficult, and getting them to all their different places on their different schedules might be near impossible. And requiring all of them to agree on one thing would be highly unrealistic as well as unfair and inappropriate.
But enrolling one’s kids in Romp n’ Roll means never having to sacrifice individuality for efficiency or convenience. It is a place where all the little ones can learn, have fun…and most importantly, be themselves.
Michael K. Meyerhoff, Ed.D. (a.k.a. “Dr. Mike”) is a member of the management team at Romp n’ Roll. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he also held a position as a researcher with the Harvard Preschool Project. He may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.