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Digital Devices aren’t the Enemy – Kids need to learn to Concentrate

A great article reminding us of the need to teach kids how to concentrate.  While such skills came naturally to previous generations who were not distracted by digital devices, today’s digital natives need to learn how to use devices wisely while also honing their attention skills.

The author encourages time each day when kids have no access to computers or devices at all.  Time in their schedule to simply chill with a book, or over a board game with family and friends.  He encourages the integration of mindfulness and meditation practices in school environments to not only lessen stress among students but to also strengthen their attention skills.