over scheduling kids


over scheduling kids

Several studies are expressing a growing concern that after school
programs are pressurizing kids to do too much too soon



They point out that when a child's afternoon is filled with classes, trips, sports and
other forms of organized activities, kids do not really get the time to be
just kids They are even being deprived of the cherished family time

Undoubtedly, there are children who are being burdened with a schedule
that places too much demand on their time  This leads to increased levels
of stress on the child and the family

As regular studies cannot be
ignored, children are almost always on the run to achieve more. Such
children are really bearing a burden that is too heavy for their frail
little shoulders

In an ideal world, all children would go home directly after school to
loving and caring parents who are waiting for the children to come home.
But the social and economic realities show that many children have to
attend after school courses because there is no one available at home For
such children, these classes are a boon

Parents should however restrain themselves from reading too much into
these activities  After school programs are complimentary in nature  They
give additional support

Therefore, their importance should also be

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