The key may not be one common solution. For children, or at least adolescents, the goal might be to get them to see beyond their immediate circumstance. While the goal for adults might be to get them to come back to the present, beyond the childhood glories and traumas of the past.
Instead of suspending ourselves in an eternal flux whereby we don’t know quite how to appropriate future ideals, nor come to terms with what might actually be occurring for oneself in the present moment, reconciliation of these two aspects might indicate the problem that we face. Spirituality, and the ideal that goes with it in modern circles, could be the highly improbable goal of reconciling two aspects of being into the wholeness that is the human life, from birth to the present moment. This could be the problem. Perhaps there is no reconciliation, and the ideal of reconciling this common whole to a common holistic perception is it self the problematic, The never ending opening to issues and problems of self, to stress to anxiety to anger to failure of government and systems; this is to say perhaps our current paradigm by which we define a democratic society is the aggressive Assertion that wishes to overcome the emptiness that lies within an appropriation of a whole unitive being . That the way of Capitalism is the way of being eternally unrested and discontent: the global state religion called Capitalism, where all beliefs reduce to the nothingness involved with the reconciliation of capitalistic identity.