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September 10th, 2007, 06:49 AM
m_westbro's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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This weekend, at Jacey's football game, I got to thinking about how seriously we take our kids' extracirricular activities. I let each of my kids choose one activity each semester, but we have friends whose kids do WAY more than that.

My question is, how much is too much? Do your kids participate in activities outside of school, and if so how many? If your kiddos aren't old enough or you don't have kids yet, what types of things do you think you will encourage them to participate in? What types of things did you do when you were younger and how seriously did your parents take it?


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September 10th, 2007, 03:19 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Ben's not old enough for that yet, but I've already set the rules. He can do anything he wants to as long as it doesn't interfere with church or his grades. I'm really hoping he'll stay away from sports since dh and I are both band geeks. I'd rather Ben do band, boy scouts, or something like that. I hate sports.
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September 10th, 2007, 05:54 PM
lblackst's Avatar Super Mommy
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My daughter is on a quiz team and a drama team. My son is going to do a baseball team especially for kids with disabilities. My baby is too young. I do kickboxing and karate. I think it is important for kids to do extra things, but to not overdo it. I also think it is important for parents to do something fun, too and not just be a driver.
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September 11th, 2007, 09:36 PM
KatConto's Avatar Super Mommy
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I would and intend to encourage our child to do as he or she feels capable of doing. I took choir in junior high, never really got into sports I have and had a bad leg from the get. But I think as long as it didn't conflict with school and the grades remained in good standing I would be very supportive. But I would have to say only one thing at a time no reason to overload on extracurricular activities.
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