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Catapano, Susan – Childhood Education, 2013
What is the motivation to fill each waking minute of the day with activities and events and to excel at everything? Are we trying to create the "superkid," defined as "a child pressured by parents and by society to do too much too soon?" Are parents overcompensating because they feel guilty about the time they spend working or away from home?…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
Schutz, Jeff; Schutz, Laurie – Exceptional Parent, 2010
Parents who have a child with a disability often find that recreational activities can be anything but accessible. Time for recreation is drowned by the priorities of caring for a child's needs, and the "umph" to get out can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. The activities parents love and aspire to share with their child may seem like one…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Life Satisfaction, Disabilities, Recreation