Under pressure: rescuing our children from the culture of hyper-parenting

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"Why do grown-ups have to take over everything?" This innocent question from acclaimed journalist and international bestselling author Carl Honoré?s son sparked a two-year investigation into how our culture of speed, efficiency, and success at all costs is damaging both parents and children. When the impulse to give children the best of everything runs rampant, parents, schools, communities, and corporations unwittingly combine forces to create over-scheduled, over-stimulated, and overindulged kids. The mere mention of potty-training, ballet classes, preschool, ADD, or overeating is enough to spark a heated debate about the right way to raise our children. The problem is that despite the best intentions of all involved, the pressure to manage every detail of our children?s lives from in utero through college is overwhelming.

Delivering much more than a wake-up call, international bestselling author Carl Honoré interviews experts in Europe, North America, and the Far East, talks to families around the world and sifts through the latest scientific research. Not only do we see the real dangers of micromanaging children, but Honoré also shows us an emerging new movement inspiring many to slow down and find the natural balance between too little and too much. Blending the finest reportage, intellectual inquiry, and extraordinary true stories, Under Pressure is the first book to challenge the status quo by mapping out an alternative to the culture of hyperparenting that is presently pushing children and their parents to the brink.

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table_of_contents It's the adults, stupid -- Early years : milestones or millstones -- Pre-school : play is a child's work -- Toys : push play -- Technology : reality bites -- School : testing times -- Homework : more of the same -- Extracurricular activities : busy bees -- Sports : no ball games -- Discipline : just say no -- Consumerism : mommy and mammon -- Safety : playing with fire.
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title Under pressure : rescuing our children from the culture of hyper-parenting
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