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.


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