My husband kindly passed on this article to me about a new book that has been published and I thought I would share it with you. It is not my normal thing to do as you know unless you follow me on twitter at @thekidscoach. I share articles there all the time.
The book called ‘Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting’ has been written by a dad called Carl Honoré. Carl is passionate about living and enjoying life with his children and has written this book to ‘save children from their hyper-active, over-ambitious parents’ He talks about his own experience of raising his two children and the moment he vowed to stop being a pushy dad.
This reason I found the article interesting is that in the past I have seen children who feel over scheduled. They may be doing 3 or 4 after-school activities a week (one of those may include a tutor) as well as their homework. They tell me that they are tired and want to do less. They would like more time to relax and see their friends. I work with them to find balance and the words to communicate to their parents what they would like to change.
So here is the article – http://tgr.ph/ryZKyR
What are your thoughts?