Jonas Harrysson is a teacher is Sweden. He’s worked with kids for 16 years, and he has started to notice some troubling parenting trends. So he called out parents in a candid Facebook post, and now it’s going viral.
Harrysson said there are three areas where parents are failing their children.
"No.1. Children find it very difficult to be bored! There constantly needs to be something going on. Please stop spoiling and servicing your children. It's not dangerous for them to be bored sometimes.
No 2. I've met many parents who are soooo proud that their kids can read and count before starting preschool.
Well, I hate to break it to you, but reading and counting, they'll learn to do soon enough. Teach them instead to play, to be a good friend, and to share.
My third point is that many children find it difficult to show gratitude, both to other kids and towards adults. Can they get 'another one' is unfortunately often a first question – and 'we only get one!?' is a common complaint I hear.
What happened to PLEASE!? And thanks for dinner, and thanks for the ride, and so on?"
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Harrysson then went on to talk about what he would do if he had kids (which he doesn't). His post below is in Swedish, but click "See More," and then "See Translation," and you can read it in English and know why he has the Internet buzzing.