Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem?

October 22, 2013

Dr. Thompson was recently quoted in Bruce Feiler’s "This Life" column in the New York Times. The subject of Feiler’s piece was "Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem?"

An excerpt:

"As a general principle, there is a line between a highly enriched, interesting, growth-promoting childhood and an overscheduled childhood," he said. "And nobody knows where that line is."

The real problem, he said, lies with parents, especially highly successful ones who have a high degree of control over their own lives and who try to take similar control over their children’s lives. This leads them to make choices about after-school activities out of anxiety instead of interest in their child’s well-being.

Read the full article at www.nytimes.com/