Am I the only one alarmed by how modern parents seem to think a device is a must-have for kids - even below the age of 5?
How are families supposed to connect on a human level if kids are sent away to keep themselves distracted while adults do 'important' stuff?
What's more important than investing in future adults, future friends?
Merely caring for physical needs isn't enough to create firm family ties and build the firm foundation for these children to dig into when they travel the challenges of life.
Our children need CONNECTION.
I grew up learning to fill the 'boredom'. I've battled with each of my own children suffering from 'boredom' - my biggest fight being with my youngest who is an extrovert. Guess what? They've made their best art and self discoveries while 'bored'. They've grown values and character from the silent spaces they needed to overcome. They've learnt to seek silent spaces as they've grown older - so they can overcome.
We need to realise our children are our real ASSETS. They are not responsibilities.
We invest in assets.
We don't invest in responsibilities.
See the difference? ;)
I invite you to explore the value of allowing 'boredom' and silent spaces into your child's upbringing. It's building your child from the inside out.
A mom, passionate about Education done right. In a modern world spinning out of control with the pursuit of materialism and lack of family time, someone has to make sure the children experience what a REAL childhood is like.