Families in 21st century are disparate. Technology’s impact on the 21st century family is fracturing its very foundation, and causing a disintegration of core values that long ago were the fabric that held families together. Juggling school, work, home, and community lives, parents now rely heavily on communication, information, and transportation technology to make their lives faster and efficient. We no longer experience dining room table conversation, now replaced by the “big screen” .
Children now rely on technology for most of their play, grossly limiting challenges to their creativity and imaginations, as well as limiting necessary challenges to their bodies to achieve optimal sensory and motor development. Hard-wired for high speed, today’s younger lot entering school struggle with self-regulation and attention skills necessary for learning and living the life.