Category Archives: Children’s Health

Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 2

Scheduling Too Many Activities
Overscheduling a child is a hallmark of hyper-parenting. After school activities are OK as long as the child’s not lined up from 3 to 9 p.m. with no time to just sit around and think or do nothing. In his years of practicing psychiatry, Rosenfeld has learned that children just want to hang out with their parents, playing cards or Monopoly.
“Why are we racing so much?” Rosenberg asked. “You can achieve more by doing less.” Continue reading Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 2

Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 1

A successful couple sits, somewhat uneasily, in a psychiatrist’s well-appointed New Orleans office. They are discussing their 13-year-old son: They fear their sweet, studious seventh grader lacks the drive, the “killer instinct” they know from personal experience he will need to make his way to the top in today’s hard-driving business world. Continue reading Trying Too Hard to Parent. Part 1