Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Victoria Prooday, OT finds today’s kids come to do sports help kids in school emotionally unavailable for learning.
There are many factors in our modern lifestyle that contribute to this. I am an occupational therapist with years of experience working with children, parents, and teachers. I completely agree with this teacher’s message that our children are getting worse and worse in many aspects. I hear the same consistent message from every teacher I meet. As we know, the brain is malleable. I truly believe that, despite all our greatest intentions, we unfortunately remold our children’s brains in the wrong direction. The payment is waiting for you just around the corner.
We pay with our kids’ nervous systems, with their attention, and with their ability for delayed gratification. Compared to virtual reality, everyday life is boring. Parental emotional availability is the main nutrient for a child’s brain. Unfortunately, we are gradually depriving our children of that nutrient. The ability to delay gratification is one of the key factors for future success.
She doesn’t like going to bed early. He doesn’t like to eat breakfast. He doesn’t want to get dressed on his own. She is too lazy to eat on her own. This is what I hear from parents all the time.
Endless Fun We have created an artificial fun world for our children. The moment it becomes quiet, we run to entertain them again, because otherwise, we feel that we are not doing our parenting duty. We live in two separate worlds. Why aren’t children helping us in the kitchen or with laundry?
Why don’t they tidy up their toys? Kids used to play outside, where, in unstructured natural environments, they learned and practiced their social skills. Unfortunately, technology replaced the outdoor time. The brain is just like a muscle that is trainable and re-trainable.