Lisa Marie's Reviews > Under Pressure: Rescuing Childhood from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting

Under Pressure by Carl Honoré
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Jan 07, 2009

really liked it

If you have kids. You should read it. It just makes sense to try to make our kids live more enjoyable, not less. There is too much pressure and too much homework, and kids aren't taught as well as they used to be. They have access to more information, but they don't know what to do with that information. They don't know how to use it and analyze it critically. This is a blanket statement. I realize that. I know there are some kids who are still getting good educations or have figured it out despite mediocre ones. But a lot of things need to change if we want kids who have their own ideas and can back those ideas up. But maybe that's not, as a nation, what we want? It seems someone decided that those are not the skills that children need. Just be grateful he's leaving in 2 weeks.

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