As children grow into early childhood, their world will begin to open up. They will become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They will want to explore and ask about the things around them even more.
Your child has always been smart and curious but, since he hit middle school, his motivation has plummeted. You’re running out of incentives for him to do his homework. And getting him to read a book requires a flat-out bribe.
In recent generations, and especially ours, we have shorter attention spans and less ability to communicate orally with others. If we before 30 years, we never had an iPhone or iPad, so we had to go outside and run around with other kids from my neighborhood from the time the sun came up until it went down.
It’s no secret that the face of education has changed dramatically over the past ten years or so. Teachers across the country are working hard to equip children with the skills needed for success in the 21st century world.
Sports are such a big deal that sometimes parents can go too far. Some encourage an intense focus on a single sport at an early age, while others enroll their child in four activities at once. Parents, lay off the pressure and just encourage your little athletes to play.