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Sharing:  The silent tragedy affecting today’s children — Victoria Prooday

Sharing:  The silent tragedy affecting today’s children — Victoria Prooday

Source: The silent tragedy affecting today’s children — Victoria Prooday

If you’re a parent, a parent-to-be, or you think you might possibly have kids someday…you know what?  Scratch that.  Everyone 18+ should read this article.

As an occupational therapist, Ms. Prooday has professional insight into the generational plight of which she speaks.  Kids today are struggling, craving what Prooday calls “The Basics” (parental emotional availability, unstructured time, responsibilities, limits and guidance, etc.).  I agree with her, though it seems strange to be faced with a lack of such fundamental things, like organic food. But here we are.

This is a societal/generational issue.  We are failing our kids (this is a generalization, of course, so please lower your weapons) and finally someone found the guts to just come out and say what we all deep-down already know.

Not only does Ms. Prooday call out the problem, but she offers practical steps toward righting the proverbial ship.

This post has been viewed more than 1.5 million times in something like two days, which speaks to the magnitude of the issue.  Indeed, it is a issue critical to the future of our world.

Though this crisis of generational proportions makes for great headlines and much conflict (don’t believe me?  Just check out the article’s comments), certain truths never change and, fortunately, are much more manageable than the prospect of at once altering an entire culture.

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”  – Mother Teresa

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