and you wrote as if this were a given.....In every kids program I've either participated in or observed (n=6) ikkyo, kokyunage (iriminage), shihonage and other techniques were part of the curriculum
I said "IF" you modify Aikido to make it suitable for kids. So you didnīt. Fine. No skin of my nose. Just donīt claim that that has anything to do with my statement.
Now if you want to dogmatically defend the idea of teaching esoteric breathing exercises and joint cranks to kids, fine. I am not going to convince you in an internet forum. So, enjoy yourself.