What research supports setting these ridiculous demands? How will they help my children in any way, now or in the future?
Endangered Childhood JuneVolume 03 2: Endangered Childhood Download the article: Endangered Childhood We look at children today and although we see many positive qualities and wonderful children, we all see changes which raise serious concerns about the plight of children today.
In comparison to children of 25 years ago, preschoolers today tend to be thinner, paler and far more nervous. They are much more likely to have asthma or allergies, sleeping or eating disorders.
They are more likely to be diagnosed as hyperactive or to show signs of nervousness or stress. They are much less likely to be able to play than children in the past.
On the other hand they are extremely bright, many are very skilled at the computer at a young age, while others are reading fluently by age four or five. It is perplexing to understand what is happening and to know how best to help the children.
These and other questions were explored at a research consultancy held at Sunbridge College in February As one listened to the Waldorf educators and the university researchers, the feeling grew that children are being stripped bare and left naked in the world.
There is so little left in the home, the school or the community that protects them. The modern home tends to be hectic and so filled with the buzz of media and technology that the extra skin normally woven by the family is lacking in warmth and substance.
Many aspects of this problem were explored in the consultancy, but one was the absence of story telling and the oral tradition in general from the lives of children today. Cynthia Dillard of Ohio State University told of how she brings her college students back to story telling by having them tell the stories of their lives in her classroom.
He went on to describe changes in the past 50 years as television has dominated communication and he speculated about the next decades when computer communication becomes a determining factor in communication.
Language moves away from warmth and family-based oral traditions to precision, information and knowledge. One wonders how Einstein, who said that imaginations is more important than knowledge, would have viewed these developments.
She places much value on stories -especially family stories which help the family members know who they are, how they are connected to one another, and where they belong on this earth.
She tells of a friend who traveled to Singapore and was speaking with a local woman. She told the woman that in the United States each family lives separately.
It is not the same as in Singapore where several generations of family live together. Again and again he showed how in the contemporary world, the patterns of parenting, media viewing and educating young children have a negative impact on brain development and on the overall growth of the child.
He begins with birth and infancy and the vital importance of the relationship between child and mother at the beginning of life. If the beginning relationship is disturbed, so much else in life is disturbed.
While this nurturing drive is far more powerful in humans, it is still susceptible to disruption and dysfunction as all higher intelligences are. This in-arms matrix assures, and facilitates a cascade of critical developmental needs in the first post-natal year.History.
The Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts of made French the administrative language of the kingdom of France for legal documents and laws. Previously, official documents were written in medieval Latin, which was the language used by the Roman Catholic Church.. Académie française.
The Académie française was established in to act as the official authority on the usages. Children: An Endangered Species Nancy Tillman Fetz Neil Postman. The Disappearance of Childhood. New York: DeIa-corte, David Elkind. The Hurried Child; Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon.
Today, however, things are much different. Childhood, much like the panda bear and mountain gorilla, has nearly disappeared. It seems to be endangered and on the verge of extinction. Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent abuses a child for sexual stimulation.
Sexual abuse refers to the participation of a child in a sexual act aimed toward the physical gratification or the financial profit of the person committing the act. There is mounting evidence to suggest that the structure of childhood is eroding and children are suffering from serious physical, emotional and social deficits directly related to consumerism.
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Jennifer Ann Hill. Their Name Is Today takes on technology, standardized testing, overstimulation, academic pressure, marketing to children, over-diagnosis and much more, calling on everyone who loves children to combat these threats to childhood and find creative ways to help children flourish.
Every parent, teacher, and childcare provider has the power to make.