Hurried Child Syndrome
What is The Hurried Child Syndrome
A condition in which parents over-schedule their children's lives, push them hard for academic success, and expect them to behave and react as miniature adults
Prevention Avoid scheduling activities every day, so kids have some time to read, play, do homework, etc. It is recommended that a child should have no more than two extracurricular activities per week
The Price of Hurrying Children
Most common disturbances in adolescents today?
-Kids feel neglected and unparented they lose their childhood and get depressed
How does the unparenting feeling show up?
-Kids that do not want to deal with adults flat out depression
How do they suffer from stress?
-Same as adults they get headaches bellyaches, eating disorders, you name it
How does hurrying a child cause problems?
-They feel as if it is their way of being heard and getting payback
Who do they blame?
Are Parents rushing their kids even more than the last couple of years?
Yes they are , it seems to be getting worse every single year
Consequneces of HCS
-Alchohol and drug use among adolescents
-crime in or out of school
-Perhaps even suicide
-Many kids have to become medicated