Earlier this week Jeremy had an article published on ParentCentral.ca, the parenting website of the Toronto Star, called, 5 Signs Your Child Is Too Busy.
Sure, all of your child’s extra-curricular activities seem important. Who wouldn’t want their kid to know how to swim or play the piano or skate?
But once you’re a few months into the school year, you may start to see signs that your child is too busy. So how do you know if you’ve passed the over-programmed tipping point with your kids? And what can you do about it if you have?
The article goes into 5 signs and some suggestions for what to do if your child is too busy.
Babble.com, one of the bigger parenting sites and recently acquired by Disney, published many of the tips Jeremy suggested in the article on their own website.
As therapist Jeremy Schneider notes in his column for The Star, “Parents feel remiss that they’re not being good parents if their kids aren’t in all kinds of activities,” wrote Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D., a child psychiatrist and author of The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-Parenting Trap said in a recent Psychology Today article. “Children are under pressure to achieve, to be competitive. I know sixth-graders who are already working on their resumes so they’ll have an edge when they apply for college.”
Who knows what next week will bring?