Another thought-provoking piece from #VisibleChild, this one about infants and over-stimulation, and the effect on the newly-developing brain.
This morning, I’m musing (I do that), mostly as a result of a juxtaposition between two posts on the respectful parenting group that I run on facebook. One of the posts was a very simple question, asking parents if and how and why they actively play with their children (great question!) The other post was an article–albeit one that has a couple of failings, but important nonetheless–that I shared from the New York Times about the epidemic of overscheduling children. The discussion that ensued threw me into a very familiar place of conjecture (okay, also kind of a rant)–something that I think (and angst) about all the time. And what better place to have a conjecture-rant than on one’s blog?
So here’s my wondering.
I wonder how many parents understand or appreciate or even consider the link between the way in which we interact with infants and toddlers…
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