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Girls are feeling the pressure, say experts.

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A panel of leading children's experts and young people looked at the issues facing girls today in a recent research report, A Generation Under Stress?

They show that girls feel under pressure to do well academically due to regular testing in schools. One girl said: "You can't relax - there's always another set of exams around the corner."

And adult expectations are adding to the anxiety. One expert said: "Some parents only value academic achievement."

They also say that busy lifestyles are cutting short the quality time girls are able to spend with their families - yet girls place great value on this time.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Dec 16, 2008
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