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
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