1 million adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12. I was told this recently by a parent wanting an evaluation for the center for child development child’s difficult behavior and problems staying focused. We are seeing more toddler’s insisting on continued contact with their tablet. Children have their own innate interests and parents should always encourage them.
But subjects like astronomy needs an introduction, as its presence in our day to day life is almost nil. Often the things children see and hear on the news or on websites that cover the news may be confusing and alarming. Even if you don’t let your children read or watch the news, they may hear about events from other children at school. Some folks believe the practice is outdated and the idea shouldn’t be forced on unwilling kids. In the age of video games, cell phones, and computers, it isn’t hard for teenagers to find something to do on a rainy day. But spending too much time in front of a screen isn’t ideal for anyone, especially when there’s some old-fashioned fun to be had.
One of the biggest challenges modern parents face is instilling respect in their children. Respect is important, so be respectful. No, the development of respect in a child goes much deeper than words. Remember last winter, with its record-setting snow?