A discussion of the book, The Hurried Child by
David Elkind, takes place Saturday, Sept. 28, at the South Norwalk Branch library with the author, a professor emeritus of child development at Tufts
"The book calls attention to the dangers of hurrying children
and overwhelming them with pressures and expectations that can lead to a
wide range of crises later on in their lives."
After the discussion, the film, Race to Nowhere will
be shown. The film is "directed by a parent whose then 12 year-old daughter
developed emotional and physical health issues due to school stress," according to an announcement on the library website.
"Those who want to discuss the book are invited to stay to view the movie and those who only want to view the film are welcome to do so," the announcement says. "Multiple copies of the book will be available at the library. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call 203 899-2790 x 15902 or register online."
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