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The ‘Hurried Child’ syndrome

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Modern kids are busy kids. Regardless of age, their days are filled with activities.   Under fives do a range of adult-initiated learning activities designed to give them the best start to their learning lives.   As they get older their lives become more organised. The proliferation of organised sport, performance-based and educational type activities available in the burgeoning ‘child development and education’ industry ensures that kids are heavily scheduled. It’s not uncommon for kids to have four and five extra-curricular activities a week. Many modern kids don’t have a chance to get bored. They are always on the go.    It’s not just kids whos lives are busy. Parents are now feeling strain driving kids from one activity to another. While this involvement is to be applauded, it can leave you very little time for yo...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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