“The silent tragedy affecting todays children” by Victoria Prooday

Image source: Screen shot of Victoria’s website

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children (and what to do with it), written by Victoria Prooday, starts with:

“I encourage every parent who cares about the future of his/her children to read it. I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message. Even if you disagree with my perspective, please, just follow the recommendations at the end of the article. Once you see the positive changes in your child’s life, you will understand why I say what I say!”

You may not agree with her, but I strongly recommend it as essential reading if you are a parent. I suspect it also applies equally to personal or business relationships and friendships, as well as business operations.

I suspect the increase of attention directed to technology within the health care system is also causing less than optimal care, and I have witnessed far too many times, staff active on their phones, rather than talking to or caring for their patients or residents.

The author of the blog is an Occupational Therapist who has worked with children for many years, and she says;

I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers and professionals who have been working in the field for the last 15 years. You will hear concerns similar to mine. Moreover, in the past 15 years, researchers have been releasing alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in kids’ mental illness, which is now reaching epidemic proportions:

You can read the full article here…

25 thoughts on ““The silent tragedy affecting todays children” by Victoria Prooday

    • Hello Ansia, I’m sure, as long as you reference where they come from, you can quote small part of them, or write aa synopsis of someone else’s article, as long as you appropriately reference them, also as I did in this blog, I only quoted part of the article, and then sent readers to the site where it was published. The same applies to referring to any articles or blogs anyone has written. It is not etiquette to publish in full, someone else’s work, although in the blogging space, this is done often, and I feel is very wrong. This particular article is indeed, a very important piece.


      • Thanks Kate. I will definitely refer to Victoria as her info is way clearer than I can ever explain. Most of these articles are of utmost importance and should be widely promoted.


  1. Thank you,thank you ,thank you….!!!! I am in South Africa and see the same alarming signs that you are talking about. My concern as a parent is that we are cripling our children without knowing it!!!


  2. As a parent I really appreicate this article I wrote an article on my blog with a similar message titled 15 things children in this generation should hear but won’t. I wish I could send it to the author of this article and get some read back. We think alot alike.


  3. I work in childcare with pre and afterschool children. I have to say this article is totally correct. I’ve seen things change drastically over the last 20 odd years and not in a good way. Parents seem almost afraid to say no, they want to be their childs friend not their parent. A really great article but also with great advice. Thank you!


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