Overachieving Kids

Overachieving Kids

It's something of a cliche that kids today are overscheduled, grade-obsessed and under enormous pressure to land at the right school. We ask two experts how parents can rethink priorities and raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

It's something of a cliche that kids today are overscheduled, grade-obsessed and under enormous pressure to land at the right school. Anxiety and depression are soaring among kids, including high achievers who believe they're only as good as their last success. We ask two experts how parents can rethink priorities and raise happy, well-adjusted kids.

Guests

Judith Warner

Columnist for Time.com; author, “ We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the age of Medication,” and Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety”

Madeline Levine

Psychologist; Author, "The Price of Privilege" and "Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success"

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