co-written by Irma Schutte
The noticeable change in the behaviour and performance of our school children is giving cause for concern. This change does not necessarily mean that children are less gifted than they used to be. There is no doubt that it arises largely from our changed environmental conditions, especially the ever increasing flood of stimuli to which they are exposed today.
These behavioural problems also spill back into their family lives. Anxiety, aggressiveness and opposition to any form of discipline are becoming more apparent in preschool children.