Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist who has written important (and popular) posts on this blog about child development and the unfortunate way that many schools fail to meet the needs of young children. Her first, in 2014, was titled, “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” and it is still read frequently around the world.

This is her newest look at how schools are not adequately addressing the developmental needs of young children. This one examines the many transitions that kids are asked to make in school and out — even though they may not be ready to make so many.

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