Over-Scheduled Child, The

The book The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap, formerly published under the title Hyper-Parenting: Are You Hurting Your Child by Trying Too Hard? was written by Alvin Rosenfeld and Nicole Wise. Rosenfeld, a psychiatrist in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut, has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults. Wise is a freelance journalist who specializes in family life topics. In this book, Rosenfeld and Wise first provide an overview of what hyper-parenting is. They then explore both cultural and individual factors leading to such parenting behavior. They further describe several specific hyper-parenting practices, such as micromanaging, seeking perfection, and pushing for winning. Subsequently, they discuss the negative effects of hyper-parenting on both children and parents. Finally, they provide several suggestions for parents to ...

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