Children will bear the brunt of the consequences of governments’ decision to shut down the world.
I’d like to offer my decades of experience and knowledge as a mentor to kids and adults, because the innocent victims of the foolish actions of the governments, and their parents, are going crazy because they don’t know what to do about it..
Preamble and fundamental information are necessary to make the useful and practical information clear in this article, which is why it’s lengthy. My sincere wish is that you will read this with patience and a critical eye in order to learn how to help your children and parents cope with the ‘new normal,’ which is anything but.
In the absence of a solution, there is no hope of communication.
Unless the other person’s feelings are clearly and honestly understood, communication will be strained or impossible.
Mental and emotional development is being severely harmed and possibly permanently stunted by preventing children of all ages from attending school, from toddlers to teenagers.
As they get a taste of what it’s like to be a human on this planet, the younger kids are learning to cope with their newfound isolation while the older ones are losing hope and motivation for the possibility of ever finding work or earning enough money to live comfortably on their own.
Companionship is at the very core of who we are as a species. Contact with other people is the greatest and most essential nourishment we can receive. It is essential for our mental and intellectual stimulation, which causes our brains to release a slew of positive and motivating chemicals.
Our bodies and our emotions both depend on this for a sense of purpose and belonging, as demonstrated by children’s constant need for their parents’ hugs and cuddles, which, of course, continues throughout our lives.
Fear of being too close to anyone, even when you don’t believe in it, is affecting everyone subconsciously. While a child has no concept of what life could and should be like, they take this to be the way things will always be. An adult with experience can approach this situation very differently than a child. Disappointing and hopeless, that perspective is.
In the past, people were afraid of terrorist attacks and now they are afraid to sleep with someone who is infected with a virus that only kills about 1 in 100, which is a tiny fraction of the world’s population. This shows that people’s fear is based on an imaginary monster that doesn’t exist. We can’t fight the unstoppable force of our own minds, which only serves to deepen our sense of despair.
Despite this, we are being fed and taught to fear everyone, even in nature, where many people still wear a mask to protect themselves. Is there a place where you can relax and unwind if you’re afraid to breathe?
Think about how a young mind trying to make sense of this already strange world develops its understanding of life? Every time you venture outside, be sure to exhale slowly.
As a result, how can anyone expect children to be motivated and well-behaved and actually be focused and follow their school lessons on-line while they are home alone with this overwhelming sense of fear, isolation, and hopelessness?
Depressed people turn to any substance that can alleviate their pain. It’s usually something like that, like using drugs or drinking. With the advent of computer games and smartphones with social media, we now have a new drug that is far more socially acceptable but can be just as harmful.
IN THE VIEWPOINT OF A CHILD
Knowing that you don’t know anything is the first step. When a person becomes a parent, something happens. They have lost all recollection of what it was like to be a child. All of one’s needs, feelings, thoughts, fears, desires, and overall perspective on life have been removed. It’s not uncommon for people to forget what it was like to be a newborn and the first ten years of life.
Additionally, even if a parent recalls how they felt as a child before the invention of smartphones, the internet, and video games, that does not necessarily reflect how children today feel.
I’ve travelled to and lived in 90 countries, studying people of all ages and backgrounds from a variety of religious and cultural traditions. When a child is born, it doesn’t matter where they come from or what their family or religion is; we’re all the same.
Every moment is lived as an alien in a strange world, desperate to learn how to make it as long as possible in this strange planet’s bizarre systems as we do not want to die of starvation or thirst for love and affection, food, and comfort.
Are you able to recall the sensation? Imagine what it must be like to emerge from the womb into a world of bright lights, noises, hunger, pain, isolation, fear, and confusion, and that doesn’t change for a long time.
It is clear that we had no intention of becoming a doctor, lawyer or race car driver when we set out. Neither of us had any grand plans of seeing the world, amassing vast sums of cash, or any of that. But now, all you can think about is that….
It’s hard to imagine what he sees now. No way in hell am I going to get any of that. My parents provide everything I need, including a computer, smartphone, and lightning-fast internet, since I live at home.
As an online learner, my world revolves around a computer screen rather than any other human being. When I’m hungry, food is brought to my room, and laundry is washed, folded, and returned to my room as part of the cleaning service.’
Is it any wonder that the kids at home want to avoid having to face their parents who tell them to study and prepare for their future, given the prospects of growing up and being on their own? ‘What’s in store for us?’