“Kids today are in a devastating emotional state! Most come to school emotionally unavailable for learning. There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this.” ~V.P.
In her practice, my friend Victoria Prooday, OT is seeing something so widespread and alarming that I asked if I could share her thoughts. Due to the overwhelming interest and conversation on this topic, I am re-sharing her post. This article is also now translated into German and Russian. Spanish is coming soon!
I encourage every parent who cares about the future of his/her children to read it. I know that many would choose not to hear what she says in the article, but your children needs you to hear this message.
„Der Gefühlszustand von Kindern ist heutzutage katastrophal! Wenn sie zur Schule kommen, sind die meisten emotional gar nicht dazu in der Lage, etwas zu lernen. Dazu tragen viele Faktoren bei, die von unserem modernen Lebensstil herrühren.“ ~ V.P.
Das, was meine Freundin Victoria Prooday (Ergotherapeutin) in ihrer beruflichen Praxis erlebt, ist so weit verbreitet und alarmierend, dass ich sie darum gebeten habe, ihre Gedanken dazu mit anderen teilen zu dürfen. Da dieses Thema auf ein so überwältigendes Interesse gestoßen ist und sich daraus auch viele Gespräche ergeben haben, veröffentliche ich ihren Artikel in etwas gekürzter Form an dieser Stelle erneut….
“Read me Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Momma!”
These days a parent could offer their young child storytime with a picture book, they could play an audio book, start the animated video or even ask Alexa! In a single generation, the explosion of screen-based media has transformed the experience of childhood, from TV and videos, to an unlimited range of technology available at any time via portable devices.
I ran across this brand new published study that opens up the hidden world of a child’s mind in each of those situations. The purpose was to explore the differences between story format (illustrated vs audio vs animated) and how they each affect the integration and growth of functional brain networks that support learning in preschool-age kids, including language development and visual imagery (imagination)….
I believe that years of segregating children from worship in the greater worshiping community has failed. I think it’s time we were more passionate about having children in church.