The frenzied quest continues and requires an ever-expanding industry of practitioners, advisors and commentators to keep it trundling along. There is even an inquiry into what makes a good childhood currently undergoing ‘consultation’. Researchers have, quite rightly, asked some 11,000 children what they think should be the essential components of a ‘good childhood’. Unsurprisingly, they wanted safe, stable family lives and the freedom to express themselves. The real problem is that it falls to adults to provide this, so, unless we grownups start pulling our socks up, children will not get the childhood they want and deserve.
The report concludes,
‘Two-thirds (66%) of young people felt that their life had a sense of purpose. Previous research has shown that having a sense of purpose is linked with well-being.’
Well build me a pyramid and call me pharaoh - I think they may have just discovered Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs…
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