Hurried Child's Syndrome

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What is Hurried Child's Syndrome?

Hurried Child's Syndrome is when parents over-schedule their children, pressure them to achieve great success in everything they do and want them to act as if they were adults. Since Hurried Child's Syndrome was discovered by David Elkind in 1981, people started to notice children being over-scheduled and being more stressed out than ever before by their parents. Consequences are of this syndrome is children being stressed, headaches, upset stomachs, sleeplessness, and eating disorders. Parents can have consequences as well from when the child grows up of having problems with alcohol abuse, sexual fears, stress illness, burnout and increase in suicides. Children need to slow down and enjoy being a kid before the lose their childhood.