01 April 2011

Are today's kids over-scheduled?

Today's kids always seem to have plenty to keep them busy, but are they too busy and is this detrimental to their mental and physical health, experts wonder.

From sports practices to music lessons to community service, today's children always seem to have plenty to keep them busy. But whether they're actually too busy - reaching a tipping point detrimental to their mental and physical health - remains a topic of debate.

The SRCD symposium will examine which children and adolescents become over-scheduled, what happens at high levels of extracurricular involvement, and how factors such as school grades and aggression levels are affected.




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