Avoiding the superbaby syndrome Like most mothers and fathers, Rebecca's parents want their child to be happy and to make the most of her potential. Unfortunately, by being too structured, trying too hard, and focusing too closely on the contents of her achievements, they are misconstruing or obscuring what early education is all about.
The Super Baby Burnout Syndrome - The New York Times Pressured by their peers to raise an accomplished child and propelled by a competitive life style, parents are trying to get the edge by enrolling their infants and toddlers in classes that promise to teach everything from reading to babies to French conversation to 2-year-olds.
Faculty Resources Superbabies are advanced-achieving infants who are trained to perform precociously by their parents. Every generation has taken pride in having offspring who walk or talk early, but today's parents may take a lot of time and effort into increasing infant knowledge.