The stress and pressure on parents today is unprecedented. This site provides
information and tips to help navigate this stress and make for happy and healthy
parents and children. Please explore our site and our newest book:
Pressured Parents, Stressed-Out Kids
Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child
Reassuring and empathic, Grolnick and Seal show parents how to avoid the burn-out — in both
parents and children — that afflicts so many in our highly competitive society, while raising
children who thrive and excel.
A Review of This Book
"This is a first rate book. Even we sports fans who think competition can be
good for kids have to admit that this book illuminates those moments when
beating the other kid, or besting the family down the block, is distinctly
unhealthy. The advice it offers to parents who feel real pain at such
moments, who don't know how to control their own longing to succeed through
their children, is the most sensible I have ever read."
--Jay Mathews, Washington Post columnist