In a few short decades almost every part of our children’s’ lives have been transformed bringing freedoms previous generations could only dream of. Alongside these dazzling possibilities newer, subtler forces are emerging that threaten the joy, individuality, self esteem and imagination of our young. The thing is no adult has been where today’s children are treading, and life is moving at lightning speed. What a twelve-year-old girl or boy experienced when they were seven, is not what a seven-year-old is now facing. That’s why it’s hard to get a fix on the lives of our children at present.
Enjoy this paper by Maggie Hamilton from Happiness & Its Causes 2011.