Lazy out­look to blame

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

You have to won­der where we are headed as a so­ci­ety when you read many chil­dren lack the fun­da­men­tal skills that we once took for granted. Un­for­tu­nately, a lot of this has to do with “lazy” par­ent­ing.

Too many par­ents are more in­ter­ested in look­ing at their smart­phone than ac­tu­ally do­ing some­thing with their kids.

We won­der why so many chil­dren are un­co­or­di­nated, over­weight and obese.

To keep their kids quiet and en­ter­tained, these par­ents are more will­ing to buy them the lat­est elec­tronic de­vice to keep them en­ter­tained and out of their hair than ac­tu­ally read to them or take them out­side and play with them.

In many mod­ern house­holds you would be lucky to find a ball, bike or book.

These par­ents don’t re­alise the im­por­tance of get­ting these ba­sic skills right for their chil­dren’s fu­ture de­vel­op­ment. Joe Ko­vac, Pre­stons

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