Sports, theater, band, school projects, college prep, church activities – the lives of today's teenagers are fast-paced and jam-packed. They have countless opportunities to set lofty goals and run hard after aspirations – not to mention their various social obligations.

As parents, we're proud of their accomplishments and hopeful about their futures. Yet we worry they are living at a pace that keeps them from experiencing the joy and freedom we desire for them. We want them to embrace responsibility and taste success but also not lose the battle for balance. So how do we help them find a rhythm that includes rest and leaves room for margin?

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