18-hour work days would be a grueling schedule for even the most driven adult. But it’s a sad stage of high school affairs if that’s the norm for teens, as this sobering article reminds us.
“Our kids are exhausted and burnt out, and yet we just keep piling on the tasks and raising the admission requirements for their future. We think, ‘They’re 16, 17, 18 years old! They can handle it, they’re young!’ No, they can’t handle it, and they’re telling us in droves by way of breakdowns, therapy sessions, and mental health prescription treatments, all of which they’re way too young to be having to experience in the first place.”