January 27, 2010

"Race to Nowhere"

After seeing their website and watching the film trailer, I am going to see the film Race to Nowhere at the first opportunity I get.  I think the message of this film is one all parents, educators, and people who work with kids need to hear.  Our kids need more chances for relaxation and fun and not this constant pressure to be productive, get high grades, and be super athletes.  If our goal is to have happy, well-adjusted kids who grow into happy, well-adjusted adults, then we can't follow our culture's current norms.

These "tips for parents" seem really basic, but I think are worth passing along as we try to help our children be less stressed and happier:

Any other ideas that have helped in your family?  Please share your comments!

To see the movie trailer, click here.

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