It doesn't take a genius to realize that being a kid these days is very different than it was 20 years ago. Though there are some things about childhood that I am surprised to hear have changed. A new study says that kids today can't run as fast as previous generations. The reason? They are too fat.
But are we really surprised by this stat? Kids sit on their butts all day playing with tech gadgets and video games or watching one of the 500 channels now available. It’s our fault. These advancements makes life easier for parents. It keeps them occupied while we get other stuff done. This study got me thinking about all the other things our kids can't do anymore. Take a look.
When I was growing up, kids could ride bikes around the neighborhood together for hours. However, it's a far more dangerous world today and we rarely let them out of our sight for very long. The result? They have lost that wonderful sense of adventure and independence.