Thursday, September 15, 2011

How Much Is Too Much?

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I don’t know about you but I find we are over-programming our kids these days. This year I’m keeping things real simple. Yes, I have registered the Angels in activities. But I don’t want to add undue pressure on them. Sometimes I think you just need to let kids be kids. Not to mention the added stress it places on the us, the parents.

Angel #2 is in Grade 2. I think she is going to be busy enough learning new skills and practicing them at home. I also want her to have some time to play with her friends outside of school hours. She will be registered in no more than 3 activities from September to December.

Angel #1 is in JK. I think that’s enough on her plate as is. She’s already tired and she’s only had a couple of days of school. She will be registered in 2 activities from September to December.

I think it’s so important for adults to find a work-life balance. Why shouldn’t the same be true with kids. Sometimes I wonder if we register our kids in so many activities so we don’t have to play with them. I’m just saying…

I wonder what my Angels’ generation is going to be like 20 years from now. Burnt out? Let’s hope not.

Thoughts?

Simply Yours,

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Pablo September 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

V, I could not agree more!

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