Are we robbing our children of living a more fulfilled life
Nowadays, in a culture of child worship, young childrens' lives are now scheduled chock-full of activities from birth till age 18. For the high schooler, there is school from 8am till 3pm, band practice at 3:30pm, soccer practice at 4:30pm, piano lessons at 5:30pm, dinner at 6pm, homework at 6:30pm, movie time (if there's time), and then bed. For the toddler, there is preschool from 8am till 3pm, play dates at 3:30pm and 4:30pm doing structured activities, speech therapy at 5pm, dinner at 6pm, enrichment videos (like Barney or Gullah Gullah Island) at 6:30pm, reading time at 7pm, and bedtime at 7:30pm sharp. For young people, their schedules are packed.