Posted by: friskyfrills
Posted: 17th May 2011
I think as parents or grandparents we must take some responsibility for our children not getting outside and playing as we did as children. I certainly recall having as much homework (if not more) than many children receive today but the difference for me was I could finish my homework and go outside because I didn't have an x-box, playstation, nintendo, wii, computer, internet, dvd's, foxtell, the list goes on so there was no alternative but to amuse ourselves.
The memories of my childhood are very simple, ones of reading a lot, playing with friends, but I also have those wonderful memories of man landing on the moon, the marvel of the first heart transplant, the introduction of colour television. Children of today will experience improvments in technology, those of my generation experienced the introduction of it!
To us the young ones of today are missing out on their childhood, but that is a product of the world we now live in. Many children do not have a parent waiting at home for them when they finish school but have to attend after school care. Parents have children playing competative sport, taking music lessons, swimming lessons, extra tutoring lessons because they want their children to achieve, but is that always what the child wants?
Memories don't just happen, they are special moments you never forget. If we want todays children to have special memories too we need to turn everything off, make time in our own crazy whirlwind lives and teach the children "how to smell the roses." Reply