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Why hurried teens crack

July 30, 2015

QANDAKIDS CONSULTATION Sixteen year old Jessica is ‘hurried‘ to the point of cracking. She was originally referred to me by a general physician for an assessment and treatment of her anxiety and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. At session, her parents unwittingly described her hurriedness. They place an extremely high premium on her school achievement, her homework commitment and her success in her extracurricular pursuits. She spends every afternoon after school engaged in an activity and she completes all her homework at…

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Millennial David Is Too Hurried To Sleep

July 30, 2015

QANDAKIDS CONSULT Kate, David’s mother, was one of many parents who inspired the section on ‘hurriedness’ in my book, BUT I’M NOT TIRED! The nature of sleep and how to nurture it in children and teenagers. David’s difficulty Eight-year-old David suffers from a common condition that I call ‘hurriedness’. At our first session, he slumped back into one of my armchairs and languidly listened to his mum, Kate, describe him as a bubbly, hyperactive, restless and oppositional child. Kate’s portrayal…

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