What parents just don’t understand

Did you know that some New York City parents hire consultants for preschool admissions? The culture around academic achievement in America starts at a very young age — and it’s stressing kids out. Our latest Instaread looks at what families should be doing to prioritize children’s well being.

Parents Need to Lay Off

Childhood has been professionalized. It’s filled with adult-led activities that are often competitive, which can lead parents to equate their child’s value with performance. Kids need to know that their lives matter no matter what they achieve. When this isn’t clear, they’re at higher risk of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

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