Attention Span
by Joseph Radke


Think kids have a short
attention span? Try playing
peek-a-boo with the toddler
across the aisle on a three-hour
flight. See who loses

interest first. Look at his brother
playing with a pair of plastic
dinosaurs. There are only two
scenarios: One eats or is eaten by
the other. He never tires.

At home, when you think they've lost
track of what you're saying, how
often do you hear your words,
days later, in their small voices?
And when you break your nephew's

black crayon, try to give him gray
and tell him to push harder. Just
try to distract him from this loss
and those to come.






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