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What children know

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Have you noticed the children of today know a lot,

And a lot of what they know are things we did not?

In fact, I’m pretty sure in this modern day,

Kids learn things they shouldn’t know anyway.

In school they once taught us that old golden rule,

Now there are different things in our kids’ learning pool.

It’s appalling to a grandma to hear a child say

Something she didn’t know on her eighteenth birthday!

What have we done with innocence; why rush to let kids know

Things we found out the old way, by “learning as you go”?

 Edwina Williams

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