A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.

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Hasnain says:

I wonder when this study will hopefully get turned into practice so kids can get more autonomy and room to roam and explore.

It does seem like something which has gone by the wayside lately.

“Right away, I realize what these kids have that many American kids miss out on: an enormous amount of freedom. The freedom to largely choose what they do, where they go, whom they do it with. That means, they also have the freedom to control what they pay attention to.

Even the little 4-year-old has the freedom to leave the house by herself, her mother says.”

Posted on 2019-11-10T21:46:15+0000