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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
Franklin, Diane, Ed.; Bankston, Karen, Ed. – 1999
Whether people really have more or less free time than they did 20 years ago, it is undeniable that many families feel harried. There are many benefits to organized activities for children and adolescents, but parents must be careful not to overload a child's schedule. Every family is different, and it is up to the parents to decide what is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Environment, Leisure Time, Parent Child Relationship
Gonwa, Jim; Clary, Joan Turner – 1984
The framework is intended to help staff develop curricula for mildly mentally retarded students in special and regular education and assist both educators and parents in evaluating the curricula. Distinctions between a curriculum and a framework are made. The proposed framework describes essential skills, competencies, and concepts necessary for…
Descriptors: Art, Career Education, Citizenship, Communication Skills