Sunday, June 4, 2006

Expectations, extensions, achievements

Dr. Harold Koplewicz, director of the New York University Child Study Center, in today's New York Times:

"Among the baby boomers, and I am one, expectations for our children are very high," he said. "Baby boomers prepare their children for all kinds of bizarre things, as if their children are extensions of themselves. These are kids who have résumés by the time they apply to college. As a society, unfortunately, we have changed focus so we value our children for their achievements, not because they're our children."
From an article on the prime-time telecast of the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.

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