Missing Out

Posted by Brenda Yoho

I am writing this post thinking about families and especially children. I can remember days going home to mom and dad’s for Sunday dinner after church. Everyone crowed in for fried chicken, mashed potatoes, homemade yeast rolls, noodles, chocolate pie, and so much more.

My husband and I had the opportunity to spend time with his sisters and husbands. During that time, it is always fun to talk about “growing up” and sharing stories of our children and for some of us grandchildren.

What kinds of things did you spend time doing with your families? How much time did you spend outside? I am worried about the children of today and what they would say to answer these questions. Watch this video: https://vimeo.com/133769368

Debbie Silver, Ed.D. is a former Louisiana Teacher of the Year, a popular speaker, and the author of best-selling books, including her latest revised Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 (2nd ed.): Raising and Teaching Self-Motivated Learners. (Corwin Press, 2021) I had the opportunity to host her as a middle school principal in one of our professional development days several years ago. She was fantastic, and the staff enjoyed having her. In the following post, she provides a thought-provoking look at the concerns I have for the next generation of children. I feel they are missing out on critical components in a holistic approach to growth by excluding natural play in nature, personal experiences in real-time, and so much more. Would you please leave your thoughts as you review? Nature is something we should nurture in the development of our future generations.

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