Where have all the children gone?

I’ve watched this video twice and it impacted me both times.  It’s why kids can no longer be found enjoying parks or playing ball in the street.

I sincerely pray that this short video will make you more aware of what is happening with our children, and how we are unwittingly robbing them of a childhood.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=is5W6GxAI3c&safe=active

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6 thoughts on “Where have all the children gone?

  1. Wow I am 49 years old and I remember riding bikes with my friends, playing cops and robbers and I remember the woods that were about a mile from our house and all the games we played in those woods. It is a shame to see that kids don’t enjoy those things anymore. It is also sad that those woods I played I as a kid are now a housing project.

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  2. When I was a teacher and asked my pupils similar questions I was shocked at some of their answers. My childhood was spent running around outside in all weather, reading, drawing or painting, playing board games, dressing up and performing songs and plays for parents and grandparents. It is sad to think that children no longer enjoy innocent pastimes.

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  3. Reblogged this on joyindestructible and commented:
    Every child deserves a real childhood with time outdoors and a chance to dream their own dreams. We can’t allow technological toys to destroy a generation. Childhood joy doesn’t come by virtual imitation and living in a fantasy world.

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  4. When I was a child, my brother, sister and I used to run wild through the woods. We’d play hide and seek for hours on end. My sister and I would play dolls and pretend we were the mothers and our dolls were the children. I had several turtles and I used to play with the chickens my grandparents and aunt had. As I grew older, though, I wanted to read books so I went from running around outside to reading books all the time…unless my parents kicked me out and told me to go play.

    When my children were younger, I sent them out to play and we very seldom let them play on the video games. If they wanted to play games they normally had to play board games like Monopoly, Clue, etc. My younger children are sent out to play pretty regularly because they shouldn’t play on video games or watch movies all the time. It’s good for them to run around and make up games to play. I agree that living in a virtual world is extremely bad for the children!

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