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Kids today are surrounded by a lot of clutter which could be TV /mobile phones /other tech gadgets besides all the toys and games and to top it all,the activities that they need to do besides their school work.
Compared this to the times that we lived in ,it was much more peaceful ,single channel TVs ,free play and studies .That was it!
To survive in this tough world and make the right choices I think it is really important for them to have a space that they can call their own ,it could be a corner in the master bedroom or more lavishly their own room.
To be able to allow them to function in these spaces safely and on their own ,its important that they are as friendly as possible. Its important to create a space where they feel safe and free ,free to do whatever they want.
As a person who creates these spaces, I would advise :
As parents we might want to keep them right under our nose but every kid needs at least an hour everyday of free play and a “ do what you want and how you want time “ without any do’s and donts but at the same time a safe place.
This is not an indulgence but a necessity in todays times when they are pushed from all sides.