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September 28, 2013
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room
10 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854

Book and a Movie - The Hurried Child and Race to Nowhere

Saturday, September 28



As students settle into their back-to-school routines, we will discuss The Hurried Child by David Elkind, Professor Emeritus of Child Development at Tufts University. 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. Some sections of the book include 'The Dynamics of Hurrying' (by parents, schools and the media), 'Peer-Group Parent-Pressure,' 'The Kindergarten Crisis,' and 'Lapware, Brain Research, and the Internet.' After the discussion, the film, Race to Nowhere will be shown. Directed by a parent whose then 12 year-old daughter developed emotional and physical health issues due to school stress, Race to Nowhere is a must-see film that challenges parents and educators to work together to help students build success without pressure.

The film will be shown following the book discussion. 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.  Multiple copies of the book will be available at the South Norwalk Branch Public 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