It would be nice to believe that our children will never have to face adversity. However, that is simply not the world we live in. The world is imperfect. We must all face challenges and overcome them. When your children turn 18, they're going to be responsible to face those challenges alone. They can either have practice confronting adversity, or they can face it for the first time after a lifetime of being sheltered. They can have the skills necessary to persevere, or they can learn those skills on the fly for the first time as an adult.
So, yes, your child will face issues at a Sudbury school. And we'll let them. It's not a perfect Shangri-La, just like the rest of the world. But we'll offer tools to help face it, and they will grow from it.
You don't want to guard your child from all adversity, nor should you.
Sean Vivier, MLSS Staff