Lighthouse Thoughts

July 11, 2017

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

BY VICTORIA PROODAY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

“What is wrong? Today’s children are being deprived of the fundamentals of a healthy childhood, such as:

·         Emotionally available parents

·         Clearly defined limits and guidance

·         Responsibilities

·         Balanced nutrition and adequate sleep

·         Movement and outdoors

·         Creative play, social interaction, opportunities for unstructured times and boredom

Instead, children are being served with:

·         Digitally distracted parents

·         Indulgent parents who let kids “Rule the world”

·         Sense of entitlement rather than responsibility

·         Inadequate sleep and unbalanced nutrition

·         Sedentary indoor lifestyle

·         Endless stimulation, technological babysitters, instant gratification, and absence of dull moments”

How to fix it?

https://yourot.com/parenting-club/2017/5/24/what-are-we-doing-to-our-children

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