Just Go Out and Play? Not for Today’s Kids
August 28, 2008
Rosa Brooks in the Los Angeles Times makes the case that kids’ lives today are over-structured and micro-managed. I agree completely.
Increasingly, American children are in a lose-lose situation. They’re forced, prematurely, to do all the un-fun kinds of things adults do (Be over-scheduled! Have no downtime! Study! Work!). But they don’t get any of the privileges of adult life: autonomy, the ability to make their own choices, use their own judgment, maybe even get interestingly lost now and then.
Here’s the complete article.