Are Your Kids Over-Scheduled?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Do you feel like you're always running from ballet lessons, to violin lessons, to soccer practice? Maybe your kids are over-scheduled.
Air Date: 9/25/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages 6, 9, and 11.
Are Your Kids Over-Scheduled?
Do you feel like you are always running from ballet lessons, to violin lessons, to soccer practice, only to get home and have to feed your kids and get them to do their homework?

It can seem like a constant struggle, and you may find yourself asking questions like, "Are kids today doing too much?" Or, should they have some downtime... and even time to hang around and watch TV?"

So, who is at the root of this "over-scheduling" problem? Are you doing it for them or for YOU?

Special guest, Dr. David Hill, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss if today's children are doing too much and how you, as a parent, can wind down and give kids the downtime that they desperately need.
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