Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Parents can help teens manage overscheduling stress

USA Today, October 10, 2011

"Lauren Biglow, a college freshman, once was one of those high school students with crazy, stressful schedules — high-level academics mixed with sports, clubs, community service, and way too little sleep, real food or unstructured fun.
But her parents, she says, were not part of the problem.
'I would come home overflowing with stress over the fact that I had so many things to do simultaneously. And they would say, 'This is crazy, listen to yourself. You need to take a breath, re-evaluate and decide what you need to cut down on.' '
Biglow and her parents did what a growing chorus of psychologists, educators and activist parents say is needed: They talked about school stress and did something about it." Read More

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