By: Joan Walsh
As a writer for, and former educator of children, I have noticed today’s young children need a quiet story more than ever. Their fast paced, high tech, auditory, and visual lives seem to increase a child’s inability to focus and comprehend important messages in the department of life skills. Parents and teachers speak of children appearing more overactive, more frustrated, and needier of an anger management program. Why? Lack of inner peace, security, and comfort. We adults can help by lowering our voices, lowering the volume of technical equipment, and limiting time spent watching flash videos and TV shows. Try taking extra time to organizing your child’s day in a calm manner, and avoid over scheduling your child. Add time for oral and silent reading of quiet stories that allow for discussion about people relating to people.
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