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Help hurried children cut stress in lives

    Are our children’s lives too rushed? Many of the problems children experience may be related to the chronic stress of today’s busy lifestyles. “Hurried children” — those stressed by lives that are over-scheduled or full of stress-inducing changes — tend to have chronic problems such as headaches, stomach aches, hyperactivity and chronic depression. In extreme cases, hurried children are more likely to experience school failure, to use drugs, to be involved in delinquency and to commit suicide.

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