overprogramming

overprogramming

(ˌəʊvəˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ)
n
the act or instance of programming unnecessary details
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This overprogramming leads students to experience more difficulties when tasked to work independently.
Elkind, author of The Hurried Child and professor of child development at Tufts University, asks, "When did it become a sign of responsible parenting to schedule every moment of our children's lives?" Writing in a conversational style for general readers, he explains that play is a crucial dynamic of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development for children of all ages, and suggests ways to restore the role of unstructured play role in children's lives at home, at school, and in the community in the face of signs of "parental angst" such as overprotection, overprogramming, and media overload.
Mr Broomhead said: ``I do not want to get tied to a figure, but an overprogramming of pounds 200m for this year is the ball park figure.''