The Over-Scheduled Child
Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap
ISBN10: 0312263392 ISBN13: 9780312263393 Contributors: Wise, Nicole; Coles, Robert Publisher: Griffin Published: Apr 7 2001 Pages: 263 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Do you find yourself asking "Whose life is it anyway?" Parenting today has come to resemble a relentless to-do list. Even parents with the best intentions strive to micro-manage every detail of their kids' lives and live in constant fear that their child will under-perform in any area--academic, social, athletic. Lists and schedules, meetings and appointments invade our every moment and the need to be the best dominates--and undermines--our own sense of self as well as our children's. In this groundbreaking new book, renowed child psychiatrist Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D., and longtime family-issues journalist Nicole Wise combine personal and professional experience to take action against what they see as our overeager pursuit of perfection. The clear, comforting steps they prescribe to attack this rampant phenomenon will promote healthier and happier children and revitalize the parenting experience.