Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family

Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent families today, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades. What hasn’t changed: the difficulty of balancing it all. Working parents say they feel stressed, tired, rushed and short on quality time with their children, friends, partners or...
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Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

STUART SLAVIN, a pediatrician and professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, knows something about the impact of stress. After uncovering alarming rates of anxiety and depression among his medical students, Dr. Slavin and his colleagues remade the program: implementing pass/fail grading in introductory classes, instituting a half-day off every other week, and creating small...
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Today’s Exhausted Superkids

The New York Times published this article about the state of kids today going at break neck pace to achieve perfection in all arenas.  As well as a sobering look at how that can end. “Back when I was in high school in the 1980s, in a setting considered intense in its day, the most common sleep problem among my peers was getting too much of it and not waking up in time for class. Now the...
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Teen Anxiety

Interesting article. The conversations are turning more and more to how to build their child’s character, inner strength, and a warm heart rather than how to build his transcript and resume. His mental and physical health depend on it. Depression in...
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