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Stressed for Success!


Are We Pushing Our Kids Too Hard?

by Lisa Barr | GIRLilla Warfare

“I’m so stressed out!” the Middle School and older teen Back-To-School battle cry is already at full volume — and school has begun, what, five minutes ago?

The stories are already pouring in as summer becomes a distant memory and Back-To-School translates for so many parents as the Big Schlep — carpools, activities, practices, prep, private lessons, team dinners, tutors … and we’re off and running, racing, throwing things into the car, moving at a breakneck pace just to make it all happen.

But what if your kid simply doesn’t want itanymore — the IT being the pressure.


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