Life balance for specific populations Part 1: Children vs. Adolescents
Read the following chapters:
Matuska & Christiansen:
Chapter 13: The “Hurried Child”: Myth vs. Reality
Chapter 14: Time Use Imbalance: Developmental and Emotional Costs
- For children and adolescents, briefly summarize the key phenomena that have been identified by the current research about life balance as reported by the authors.
- What are some noteworthy commonalities between the findings about children and the findings about adolescents regarding life balance?
- What are some noteworthy differences between the findings about children and the findings about adolescents regarding life balance?
- Based on these research findings, what strategies can occupational therapists use to help each of these populations deal more effectively with hurried schedules and time pressure?
Include strategies that involve both consultation with parents and client education. Provide information from your readings and/or examples from other relevant sources with appropriate in-text citations and accompanying references.