Monday, 20 August 2012

Under Pressure by Carl Honoré

An epidemic of hyper-parenting is causing kids harm and parents unnecessary stress and anxiety. This is the view of Carl Honoré, the bestselling author of ‘In Praise of Slow’. He uses anecdotal stories told by families, teachers and coaches from around the world to illustrate his research findings on just how much children’s lives have changed recently. 
You might feel the chill of recognition as you compare your own free and leisurely childhood to the frantic, high pressure world of accelerated learning, extracurricular activities, and sports practices your own kids are involved in. Want to slow down? This book gives you the reassurance that everyone will probably benefit. It’s certainly been working for my family...Posted by Spot 

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