Archive for May 2013

The Reset Generation

May 27, 2013

The everyday behavior of young people mimics what the reset button empowers. When things get tough, they head down easy street to start over. No tolerance for struggle, no will to overcome, no remorse for giving up – just reset it.

Where does this behavior stem from? Instant gratification, enabling, entitling – the triple play. The “axis of evil” in parenting.

Adult children: A product of The Reset Generation

May 15, 2013

Some young adults are now labeled, by their enabling parents, adult children so they can justify enabling their children into adulthood, never allowing them to grow up, protecting them from what develops them…and then wonder why they still act like children. Hence – The Reset Generation

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The importance of grass stains

May 1, 2013

Grass stains are the mark of play, they’re a sign that development is well on its way. Kids used to strut around with grass-stained blue jeans. A grass stain was a badge of honor; something cherished by yesterday’s youth. When your mom, armed with her Tide, couldn’t remove those stubborn stains – everybody knew you were a “player.”

And because players spent their childhood running, jumping, sliding, tumbling, falling down and getting up they developed the 3 C’s – coordination, competance, and confidence. Players came out of childhood and entered youth sports with an advantage; they had develop more ability for athletics.

Players developed the three C’s playing around in the backyards – a learning environment of the highest kind; unstructered play at it’s best, no instruction, no expections, merely playing for the fun of it. Today, however, backyards are absent of frolicking kids. Most of the time they look as empty as a classroom in the summer, and, sadly enough, the effects have already been felt. Recent studies show that more kids today are coming out of childhood less coordinated than kids in the past.

Why? Basically too much time spent watching TV and playing video games. Parents have allowed kids to trade in grass-stains for couch stains. With all the value at stake, parents must step up and return the kids to the backyards. And when your child enters your house with grass stains, smile and think development, not detergent.

Grass stains have been a trademark of childhood for years and they must continue to be; they represent physical, emotional, mental, and social growth at an important and sensitive age.


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