The mind becomes a blurry mess when we are constantly impaled with too many choices...and this goes the same for kids.
The Burden Of Too Much- A first world "phenomenon"
Here's sharing tidbits of what I read that resonated with me:
Naturally as parents we want to provide our kids with the best start in life. If a little is good, we think more is better, or is it?
We enrol them in endless activities. Soccer. Music. Martial arts. Gymnastics. Ballet. (Tuition for SG kids 😉)
We schedule play dates with precision. And we fill every space in their rooms with educational books, devices and toys... The time children spend playing in organized sports has been shown to significantly lower creativity as young adults, whereas time spent playing informal sports was significantly related to more creativity. It’s not the organized sports themselves that destroy creativity but the lack of down time...
➖They play superficially rather than becoming immersed deeply and lost in their wild imaginations.
Simplicity Parenting encourages parents to keep fewer toys so children can engage more deeply with the ones they have.
Payne describes the four pillars of excess as having too much stuff, too many choices, too much information and too much speed...
When children are overwhelmed they lose the precious down time they need to explore, play and release tension. Too many choices erodes happiness, robbing kids of the gift of boredom which encourages creativity and self-directed learning...
...research shows that children with fewer toys whose parents spend more time reading, singing or playing with them surpass those from even more affluent backgrounds...
~ read more at raisedgood.com 😊
I may not be in line with some articles in there but I do get plenty of good information from most.
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