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they're having now are on areas like child abuse. There's a lot of child abuse in this community. And the teachers are trying to understand it, trying to understand what to do about it, where to go --you know, and what kinds of emergency methods to take.

We're also discussing with the teachers permissiveness, and the whole matter of structure, which again we feel is very important, not just are but everywhere, and we're hopefully helping the teachers to be more structured with the children, and to use more flexible techniques, actually, with them. You know, not just to use the textbooks and the kinds of things which the schools are constrained to use, but try to help them, and also they can try to help parents help children to learn, by even using things in the kitchen or in the house. We try to help them to be flexible about how they help children to learn.

And we're working with parents in workshops, parents of these same children, and here again, we're discussing the kinds of problems that they want to talk about. They want to talk about things like discipline, or when it's Christmas time, they wanted to talk about Santa Clause, and what to tell children about Santa Claus. And it's this kind of thing that we're doing in the nursery, and I think that's having some impact on the nursery school children.


Does this mean that if you have a child in your day school here, if he shows a special interest in something that normally wouldn't be part of the classroom procedure, that you'd encourage him to develop that?


Yes. Exactly. Exactly. We have children in here who

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