Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?
All parents want their children to be successful, but is there a limit on how much children should strive for achievement? School-aged children and youth seeking professional help for medical and mental health concerns have been on the rise. These issues create immediate difficulties and can increase the chances of these concerns persisting into adulthood. Several practitioners believe the current demands our children face may be contributing to these observed health trends.
The New York Times recently featured an article that makes us question whether children are appropriately being pressured to succeed, and what can be done about it.