Hurried Child Syndrome

By: Duane Leis

What is 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.

Characteristics

  • stomach aches
  • head aches
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • learning difficulties
  • symptoms of stress

Effects

  • Leads to stress and depression
  • sleep disorders
  • bedwetting
  • suicide
  • make teen resort to drugs or alcohol
  • teen pregency

Solution

  • Don't over schedule kids
  • Gives kids time to read, play, and do homework
  • No more than two extracurricular activities per week
  • LET KIDS BE KIDS