I’ve been running parenting workshops full-time around Australia for close to ten years and in all that time no parent has ever told me:
“Excess screen time has reduced our attention span to eight seconds, one less than that of a goldfish.”
The ongoing bushfires around Australia are extraordinary. We’ve all seen them. Too many have experienced them or had close encounters, either personally or through a friend or loved one.
Have you ever watched what happens when your child or teen is upset, sad, or challenged?
Wearable trackers like the Fitbit, Garmin, Moove, or even smart-watches are gaining significant market-share with children – and with Christmas so close, it’s likely that they’ll be in plenty of Santa stockings.
I had a call from a journalist recently. She asked me, “Have you heard of Panda parenting? It’s kind of different to Tiger Parenting. It’s a bit more like Lawnmower or Snow Plough parenting. But it’s kind of different to helicopter parenting, and closer to free-range parenting.”
It’s an objective fact: one of our children is always going to better than another child at any given activity. One child might be academically sharper.