Hurried Child Syndrome

Morgan Pieper

What is it?

Hurried Child Syndrome is making kids grow up prematurely. It involves children taking part in adult roles.

Characteristics and effects of a hurried child...

  • Some characteristics of a hurried child are being busy most of the time, never having time to play with friends, and not really having a social life anymore.
  • Some effects of the hurried child syndrome are having the same stress levels as adults, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual fears, burn outs, and suicide which is increasing.


Some solutions that families could use to prevent this syndrome are to not push the child into doing something they don't want to do. Also don't overload the child with activities. They can be involved in a couple, but they also need time to spend with their friends and family too.