[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert talks about the low muscle tone epidemic

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about the low muscle tone epidemic, and the reasons why schools need to implement Physical Development classes into their daily curriculum.

Bush says that low muscle tone use to be that thing that a few children went to occupational therapy for but now the majority of children are coming in with low muscle tone.

What this means is that they are battling to hold their bodies up voluntarily in the classroom.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Children now are spending a lot of time engaging with the screen as opposed to children back then who would engage in physical activities says Bush. She adds that children are on screens more and moving less resulting in low muscle tone which is interfering with their ability to concentrate in the classroom.

Screens are not the problem, it’s the amount of time children are on them.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Click on the link below to hear what a listener had to say about the low muscle tone epidemic...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Amanda Black on reclaiming her power

Amanda Black on reclaiming her power

The "Afro Rockstar" sensation has released her second album, appropriately titled 'Power'.

Tips on raising an independent child (and parenting behaviours to avoid)

Tips on raising an independent child (and parenting behaviours to avoid)

Parenting expert Nikki Bush says the goal is to raise children who will one day be able to walk away and live independently.

'KFC couple's wedding going to be bigger than the Sama Awards'

'KFC couple's wedding going to be bigger than the Sama Awards'

Funnyman John Vlismas gives his irreverent take on the week's news.

Parenting expert Nikki Bush is back to talk about goal setting for children

Parenting expert Nikki Bush is back to talk about goal setting for children

‘Goal setting for children is an important thing because they foster purpose, passion and progress'. - Nikki Bush, parenting expert

Preparing your child for a world of no guarantees

Preparing your child for a world of no guarantees

Aubrey Masango chats to creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush about preparing children for a world of no guarantees.

How are you performing on your parenting scorecard?

How are you performing on your parenting scorecard?

Phemelo Motene chats to creative parenting expert, Nikki Bush about what should be on a parenting scorecard.

Popular articles
Meet the women who ensured that the Boks were in top form to bring home the cup

Meet the women who ensured that the Boks were in top form to bring home the cup

The all-female team of sports physiotherapists played a key role in the management team backing the Boks during the World Cup.

Allan Gray (81) passes away

Allan Gray (81) passes away

Allan Gray – founder of Africa’s largest privately-owned asset manager - has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

Caller defends Sho Madjozi's two-channels statement

Caller defends Sho Madjozi's two-channels statement

Eusebius McKaiser and callers debate issues from the Sho Madjozi to the Springboks.

Granny rescues 13-year-old girl chased away from home by mom

Granny rescues 13-year-old girl chased away from home by mom

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

BEE has not worked, says Capitec CEO

BEE has not worked, says Capitec CEO

Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie explains the challenges the bank, named Top 100 Company of the Year, faces.

'Aarto Act could be used by Sanral to enforce e-toll compliance'

'Aarto Act could be used by Sanral to enforce e-toll compliance'

Justice Project SA chair Howard Dembovsky says the act presumes a motorist to be guilty until he or she proves they are innocent.

[VIDEO] Port Elizabeth gets an eyeful of Faf's famous SA-flag speedo

[VIDEO] Port Elizabeth gets an eyeful of Faf's famous SA-flag speedo

Faf de Klerk threatened to upstage his captain when he showed off his patriotic 'broeks' in PE on the Springbok victory tour.

Capitec Bank must OK BEE share sale. '47 000 Transnet pensioners are suffering'

Capitec Bank must OK BEE share sale. '47 000 Transnet pensioners are suffering'

"The judgment is damning against Capitec Bank," says freelance journalist Ciaran Ryan.

[WATCH] 'I didn't poop, I peed,' kid excited that he went potty successfully

[WATCH] 'I didn't poop, I peed,' kid excited that he went potty successfully

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.