A tsunami of choice
Sometimes I pity our children with all the many choices they have.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
It's Thursday night and we're all gathered around the radio to listen to 'Inspector Carr Investigates'. It's that or read a library book - I'm doing both.
It's Thursday night and my 10-year-old is remote surfing through the channels: click, click, click. He is also in the middle of a chess game he's playing on the internet and is doing something mysterious with Itunes.
Is one better or worse than the other? Maybe not. But I do sometimes feel sorry for our children with the endless choices they're faced with every day. Even the yoghurt flavours have proliforated so much. In my childhood it was apricot, strawberry or bust!
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So what do you think?
Is it a gift or a burden for our kids to have so much choice available to them?