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Persuasive Speeches: Persuasive; "Families in the Fast Lane: Flat Out and Fragile!" (5 min)


Word Count: 1134
Price: US$24.90


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A comprehensive speech which addresses the pressure on families to provide their children with a vast array of options.  The competitive nature of this fast paced world drives parents to extraordinary lengths to ensure their children's extra-curricula activities are wide and numerous.  But are they missing a more essential ingredient of education - family life?

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Joni is banked up in traffic yet again.  She can feel her stress levels rising – she will be at least fifteen minutes late for her 6.00pm pick up from the karate club.  Not her fault, mind you, *** ***** ********* *** **** *** ** ***** ***** * *** **** ** * ****** ******** ** ******* ********* ****** ********** ******* ***** ** ******** ** ***** *** ****** ********* * *** ***** ** *** **** ** *** **** *********** *** ******* * *** **** ****** ***** ******* ******** *** **** **** *** *** ***** **** **** ***** **** *** **** * ***** ******* ******* ***** *** * **** **** *** ***** ** **** ******** ****** *** ************** *** ******* * *** *** ************ ** * ******** *** ***** ***** ****** **********

 

Joni, quite literally, is a parent in the fast lane.  And as she races her kids **** *** ***** ********** ********** ** *** ***** ********* ** ***** **** ******* ** ***** *********** ********* *** ****** ******** **** **** ************ **** *** **** ********* ** *** ********** ** ***** ************** **************** **** ***** **** ********* **** *** *** ****** *** ******* ***** ******** ** *** ****** ********* ********** *********** ***** ******** ************* ******** ***** ********* ******* ***** ****** *** ***** ***** **** *** ****** ***** *** ********* ****** *** **** **** ***** ******* **** ******** ***** *** **** **** *****

It has been estimated that in the past twenty years children’s free time has declined by ****** ***** * ***** ******* **** ***** ** ********** ****** ********** *** ******* *** ****** ******* ***** **** ** * ****** ***********************************************************************************

So what makes modern Moms and Dads provide this smorgasbord of hobbies that help make families ****** **** ****** **** **** **** ************* ** *** ********* ******* **** ****** **** ******** ********** ***** ******* ***** **** ************** ********** **** ** *** **** **** ********** ********** **** ************ ** * ***** ** ******* **** *** *** ****** *** *** ** ************** *** ****** ************* *** *** ************ ***** ** *********** ******* ** ** **** *** ***** *** *** ****** ************ ** ********* ********* ** ******** *** ****** ******** ******* ********* ** ** ************* ****** ********* ** **************** *** ************** **** ******* * ******* ** *********** ****** **** **** ** ******* ************ *** **** ******* ******** ** ****** **********

Feeling pressure to give their kids the edge needed to make it in our competitive society ******* **** **** *** ******* ***** *** ***** *** *** ***** *** ****** ******* *** ************ ****** *** ****** ******** ************** ******* ****** ***** ************** **** *** ****** *** ********* *** ***** ******* ***** ******* *** ***** ** * **** ****** ******** **** ***** **** **** *** ******* ********************* ***** ************* *** ****** * ******* ******** *** ***** **** ***** ********** ***** ***** ******* **** *** **** ********** **** *** ****** ******** *** *** ***********

Of course the not so hidden extra on offer is the childcare provided when drama, ballet, ********** ** ****** ******* ** ********* **** *** ******** *** ****** ***** *** ***** ******* *** ****** *********** ** ***** *** **** ******** ****** ** ******* *** **** ********** ** ******** **** *********** ******** ****** * ***** ******* ***** ******* ** ***** ***** ** ***** ********** **** *** *********** *** **** ******** *** *** ****** *** ** ******* **** **** * ********** *********** **

Health risks run high as families in the fast lane fight fatigue and overload.  Stress, burnout, ******* ****** ************* ************ ********** * ******* *** ******* ***** ** ********* ******* *** *********** ****** ***** **** ****** *** ******* *** ******* ***** *** ******* *********** **** ** ***** **** **** ****** *** ********** **** ***** ******* **** **** ** **** **** *** *********** **** ***** **** ***** ***** *********** ******* ******** *** *** ******* ********* **** ****** * ***** *** **** ** **** *********** *** *** *** ********* ******** ****** ***** **** * *** ** ****** **** ** **** ***** **** **** *********** *** ****** ** ******* *** ***** ******* *********** **** **** **** **** ****** *** **** ****************

Is Joni really in the majority?  Surely she is an overachiever determined to produce mini marvels *** *** * **** ******* ** *** ************* **** ** ******* ****** ************* ****** ******* ** *** **** ***** ** ******** ** ***** *** **** **** ******** ********** ** **** * ****** ******* **** ********** **** ** **** ** ***** ***** ******* * ******** *** ********** **

John De Graff (co-writer of the book Affluenza, which protests against the overworking, over consuming, over ****** ********* ******** ** ****** ******** **** *** ***** ******** **** ****** **** **** *** ** * ******* ******* *** ******** ** ******** *** **** ************ *********** *********** *** **************** ** *** **** ******** ******* ******** ********* **** ***** ** ***** ***** *** *** ******* **** **** **** ****** *** ** ******** **** ********* *** ********* *** *******

Health. Physicians warn that “time urgency” is a leading cause of heart disease and ** ******** ****** ******** *********** ** **** ***** *** **** ** **** *** ** ******** *** *** ** ** ******** ** ******* *** ********* **** **** **** ** ** ** *** *** ****** ***** *** ******* ******* ******** ********** *** ******* ** ** ********* *** ****** ** ******** *** ********* *** ****** ** ******** *** ******* ************** *** ********** ***** *** ****** ***** ** ******* ******** *** **************** ** ********************************************************************

In the fight for family time De Graff is not alone. Campaigns such as “Ready, Set, ****** *** ******** ****** ******** *** *** **** ********** ********* ****** *********** ****** ** ****** ************* ***** ****** *** ****** ***** *** ******* ** ****** * *** ** ** ************ *** ******** ****** **** * ** ***** *** **** *** ****

So can we take heart in the fact that community campaigns are stipulating slow down times *** ******** ** *** ****** *********** ** *** ** ***** ******* ****** *** *********** **** ****** ********* *** ** ***** ***** ** * **** *** **** ****** ******** ** ** ******** ********* ***** ******* *** ******* ** * ******* ***** ** *** ** **** ****** *** ******* *** ********** ************* ** ** *** **** ***** **** ** ******* ** ********* ***** ************* ** ****** ** ***************

It is time to take the pressure off Joni, her partner and the kids they love ** *********** ** ** **** ** ****** ******* **** *** ****** ** *** *** ******** ******** *** ******** **** *** ***** ***** ********* ** ******* *** **** ** ****** ******* ********* *** ******* **** *** **** **** **************** ** ** **** *** **** ** ****** **** *** ** **** *** ** *** ****** *** **** **** * ** *** ***** *** **** ****** *** ****** ** *** ******** ** **** **** ********* *** **** ******** **** ***** ***** *****


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