Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Posted On: 6/6/2018 11:53 AM

Four middle schoolers each leading a calf down a path between a field and tree row"Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a journalist, certified parent educator and mother of three, asks why so many kids today are having trouble managing their behavior and emotions.

Three factors, she says, have contributed mightily to this crisis.

First: Where, how and how much kids are allowed to play has changed. Second, their access to technology and social media has exploded.

Finally, Lewis suggests, children today are too "unemployed." She doesn't simply mean the occasional summer job for a high school teen. The term is a big tent, and she uses it to include household jobs that can help even toddlers build confidence and a sense of community."

Read more at nprEd How Learning Happens - June 2, 2018
Photo credit: Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School


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