The times I feel most fulfilled are when I am thrust into a problem solving situation with my daughters – this is my sweet spot. At least for now, my daughters care about my opinion. That will probably change in the next few years and hopefully I’ll be important again after they turn 21!
When we are on the internet or on screens a lot, it is actually training our brains to have scattered thoughts and low attention spans. I observe that many of the children I see suffer from sensory overload, lack of restorative sleep, and a hyperaroused nervous system, regardless of diagnosis—what I call electronic screen syndrome.
Parenting can be an overwhelming business, full of expectation and hope. Also full of doubt and fear. There is a plethora of information, books and advice on parenting. It is also one of the few areas in your life where family and even strangers feel free to give you advice, warnings and anecdotes.