Tag - kids activities

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Overscheduled, Underworked
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A Question for You

Overscheduled, Underworked

I’m just going to come out and say it: Kids need to work more. They need to scatter legos and build, build, build.  They need to challenge each other with board games and don old clothes, pretending to be a Spy Kid, Dorothy from Kansas or Captain America. If play is a child’s work, why don’t they get to do it more often?

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A Question for You

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching.  Of course there is “Senioritis.”  There is also “Third Grade-itis.”  And even “Extracurricular Activity-itis.”  My kids haven’t caught the last affliction but I sure have.  Have you?  I find the after school and sometimes weekend running to be exhausting.  And not just at the end of the school year but in the fall and winter as well.  The question I need to ask you is two-fold: Are you tired of the running?   And do we keep our kids too busy with activities outside of school? I’m curious what you think.

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