A Modern Crisis in Parenting:
The Disequilibrium in Parent-Child Connections and Play
By: Tara Gratto M.S.Ed, MA, OCT
Modern parenting is more challenging then ever and nobody is making it through the early years without unrelenting exhaustion, living in a state of overwhelm or constantly navigating feelings of guilt or inadequacy.
In this paper I will address:
- The factors that have lead to the crisis we currently face.
- The consequences that are playing out in terms of increased screen-time and an over-reliance on adult directed play and interaction.
- Steps for navigating this as a parent while supporting raising resilient children.
“We have created a system of child-adult dependency that does not benefit children or adults and we need to do something about it.”