Overscheduled Children is Topic of April 30 Lecture

Date: March 15, 2007

BIDMC Contact: M Pantridge
Phone: 781-453-3891
Email: mpantridge@bidneedham.org

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham will present a lecture on "Overscheduled Children" on Monday, April 30, as part of its annual "Community Connections" health education series. The lecture will be presented by Andrea Masterman, Ph.D., a psychologist at Needham Psychotherapy Associates.

Masterman will discuss how parents increasingly feel pressure to keep their children busy and are passing that pressure to a generation of overscheduled children. She will review the normal development tasks of childhood, the support children need during these stages and the impact an activity-laden schedule can have on children and other members of the family. There will be a question and answer period after the lecture.

The 7-8 p.m. presentation, co-sponsored by Parent Talk and Needham Psychotherapy Associates, is free. It will be held in the Dickerson Room at BID-Needham, 148 Chestnut Street, Needham.

This is one of many "Community Connections" lectures scheduled throughout the year, in which the hospital partners with community organizations to identify and respond to health issues that are of specific concern to their audiences.

For more information, call 781-453-3622. To see the full schedule of the hospital's "Community Connections" lectures, go to www.bidneedham.org and click on "Community Calendar."