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Parental Pressure

Are You Pushing Your Kid to Play Sports?

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The skating teacher tried to pry Eddie off the wall, but he held his grip. She then backed away and held her hands out, asking him to skate toward her. He was reluctant at first, but slowly let go of the wall and began marching in her direction, arms out like an airplane, knees bent.

Confessions Of An Insecure Senior

Riley Griffin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

The academic competition is intense and in order to keep up the demands of the admissions office we fill our plate to the brim with extracurriculars, SAT prep and community service. You know the deal. They want it, we do it.

Parental Pressure: The Fine Line between Caring... and Caring Too Much

Juliette Fay | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Juliette Fay

You often hear successful people saying "my parents pushed me to achieve." I wonder if there are more adults saying that to auditoriums full of admirers... or to therapists.

The Global Search for Education: On Success

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The desire for successful children in a performance-based culture often consumes us before we realize it.