When was the last time you skipped stones over water, climbed a tree, dug in the sand, contemplated life under a starry night sky, played ball in the rain or even felt cool blades of grass in between your toes, and under your bare feet?
When was the last time your child experienced what you may have?
Many of us parents do our utmost to protect our kids from struggle. As a result, kids are reluctant to push themselves beyond their limited physical or mental comfort zone and do even simple tasks.
And then we wonder why this generation of children takes no initiative and give up so easily. Why they feel entitled to so many things and throw tantrums when they don’t get it....
We live in a culture that is competitive and celebrates winning which, by in itself can be very empowering. Playing to win and studying to win is becoming a habit, a culture in most schools and households....More Info
As a nation, we believe that being critical improves people. Praise is usually followed by "but". So does criticism improve people? Why do we believe that people wouldn't want to improve themselves without our criticism? Do we really believe we can change people through "feedback"?More Info
It is important to allow children to take risks and persevere, despite failure, in their endeavour to achieve success.
Giving our children the freedom to struggle and fail is like giving them the ability to take risks in life knowing they can pick themselves up again, restart and succeed.
If you’ve ever handed a child an iPad or smartphone in a bid to keep them entertained while you cook, clean or simply relax for five minutes, you won’t be alone. But what can start as an innocent way to pass the time could turn into a dangerous habit and children as young as four are reportedly getting hooked to their smart gadgets. Screen toxification is a fact of life for many urban families.
Here is a sample ‘Digital Detox Diet’ that parents can try...