Numerous studies have shown that children today are experiencing a great deal of anxiety and stress. What we can’t seem to agree on is exactly what causes that.
Our children may not have time for us to figure out who or what is to blame. So let’s move on.
Regardless of what has happened to create a whole culture of anxious children, we have to deal with how we stop that anxiety for OUR kids. How do we help them learn to be at peace, and feel calm? That’s why I teach emotions, actually. I worry about the kids. I have seen first-hand how much emotions matter. If we don’t understand our emotions, how can we begin to feel calm?
Intuitively we know that simplifying is important. As adults, we try to simplify our lives. A child’s life revolves around play. How can that be simplified?
This is a very interesting article about playing with blocks. Can’t get much more simple than that, can it?