Pressure vs Expectations

Feb 15, 2012 by

This was originally posted in “Your Middle Schooler:  A Unique Age” in October 2008.  This information actually ties in with the message in the movie “The Road to Nowhere” Over the past several years, many books have been written about how we as parents and we as a society put too much pressure on kids. I’ve purchased several, read a couple and scanned a few. The world is different these days and kids are under a lot more pressure to perform earlier than we ever were. Pressure to perform at school, on the athletic field and with peers have lead to anxiety, acting out and even suicide. Obviously, too much continuous pressure is not a good thing for anyone.These days children grow up quicker, they are left alone more often and participate in organized...

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