Via Yahoo news:

Here’s some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime.

Being an old-fashioned type of guy, and seeing as how it looks like I’ll be a father soon, I take some comfort in seeing the hyper-super-activity-schedule-parents being given a dose of reality.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways…or at least not bad ways…and I look forward to hours of mucking about looking for bugs, playing with blocks, and climbing trees with the peanut.  But that’s just me.