Read an interesting article in the paper recently.
It’s a survey conducted in the UK about the skills learned by children.
Want to know what those skills are?
Here they are at random order:
- operate a DVD player
- search videos on YouTube
- play computer games
- operate TV remote
The list has more but I have forgotten some. But it’s enough for you to
notice a trend.
Do you see it?
It’s ALL about IT/electronics gadgets.
The article also listed top skills that today’s children don’t know – compared
to children of last generation:
- pitch a tent
- serve tea
- start a campfire
Interestingly, this is all about living skills – which to me is more important.
The shift has shown that children are less independent and their survival skills
have dropped tremendously compared to their peers.
Picture this: They know how to operate high-tech gadgets but can’t fold their
To be fair, we can’t get away from the influence of the gadgets. But as parents
what we can do is to balance up “tapping” skills with living skills. Don’t let your
child depend too much on the gadgets and forget about the always important
To learn about balancing up the skills, goto: