It has been more than 16 years since Jonas Harrysson started working at a school. And during his entire stay at the learning center, he found out something that really breaks his heart.
On his facebook post, Jonas said that the young parents of today tend to spoil their children and servicing them up to the extent that the kids do not get bored anymore.
This was the post of the teacher:
I have worked with kids for almost 16 years and there are several things that I’ve noticed children getting worse and worse at.
No.1. Children find it very difficult to be bored! There constantly needs to be something going on.
Please stop spoiling and servicing your children. It’s not dangerous for them to be bored sometimes.
No 2. I’ve met many parents who are soooo proud that their kids can read and count before starting preschool.
Well, I hate to break it to you, but reading and counting, they’ll learn to do soon enough. Teach them instead to play, to be a good friend, and to share.
My third point is that many children find it difficult to show gratitude, both to other kids and towards adults. Can they get an “another one” is unfortunately often a first question – and “we only get one!?” is a common complaint I hear.
What happened to PLEASE!? And thanks for dinner, and thanks for the ride, and so on?
I have no children at the moment, but if I do sometime in the future I plan to teach them to play, to be good friends, to show gratitude and to be bored from time to time. Once they’ve learned those things, then I’ll teach them to read and count:)
After this post has gone viral online, the local newspaper in his hometown decided to interview him about his perspectives about parenting.
“By spoiling them, we’re doing them a disservice. Children have loads of imagination and we mustn’t destroy it by constantly feeding them with ideas of things to do. They can playing cowboy and Indian with just a stick and a leaf,” he said.