The Myth of the Over-Scheduled Child

Conventional wisdom suggests the younger generation will suffer long-term social and psychological consequences from too much structured time. But a hard look at national data reveals our children are neither over-programmed nor suffering any harmful effects from participating in organized activities. To the contrary, organized activity benefits children’s social and intellectual development.

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Support from the Sidelines « Care Work Live

June 25, 2009

[...] of “the overscheduled child.”  (Although for evidence to the contrary see Cohen’s “The Myth of the Overscheduled Child” in the current issue of Contexts).  So, when we head to the ball field tonight will we be [...]

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