“Toxic Childhood” – renowned British psychologist Sue Palmer had first used this phrase in 2006 in her book to predict how dangerous ADDICTION TO SCREENS, PLASTIC TOYS, JUNK FOOD and LACK OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT can be for little children.
We all know that being a low tech parent today is real hard work, particularly during meal times, when involved in household or official work at home or when our children are trapped indoors owing to poor air quality or other environmental conditions. Technology usage for restricted hours may not be bad for children, but more often than not parents find it challenging to moderate usage or are unable to detect when entertainment becomes addiction. For small children, the consequences can be serious.
Here are some real-life stories of parents attempt to prevent toxic childhood in their children of different age groups. If you have an interesting story to share, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get it published.