Is Your Child Too Busy?

Is Your Child Too Busy?

Is your kid too busy? Read more at KidsHealth.com. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

  • “She’s not really good at soccer and she doesn’t really like it, but all her friends are doing it.”
  • “If I miss a practice, even for a doctor’s appointment, I get benched.”
  • “If my son didn’t have an after-school activity every day of the week, he’d sit around eating junk and playing video games.”
  • “I don’t really like lacrosse, but I have to do it because it’ll look good on my college application.”
  • “She wants to take gymnastics, art, dance, and cooking, and she goes to afternoon religious school twice a week. I’m not pushing her.”

These are typical explanations and complaints from kids and parents. Clearly, some kids have too much to do and not enough time to do it. And it’s hard to tell if it’s due to parents pushing or kids trying to keep up with their peers.

Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure — something’s got to give. Is your child too busy?

Read more at KidsHealth.com.

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