Help Your Child Choose Activities Wisely

images (4)Kids these days are involved in far more after school activities than ever before. With so many options available to them it’s no wonder they often start something new, highly motivated to be the very best they can be, and then want to quit when they realize that activity isn’t for them. And many parents insist their kids finish activities that they start in order to instill the lesson about following through on obligations and not letting down team members who are depending on them. That leaves a kid who is miserable and stuck in an activity they hate and a parent who feels like the bad guy for making them stick it out until the end.


To avoid this stress, perhaps you should take some time and help your child research the areas in which they are interested to see if these activities truly are for them. If your child wants to join a certain sport take them to check out a game or a match and let them talk to kids who play this sport. If they are interested in joining a club of some sort, make sure they learn about the topic before they commit to the club. Doing some research ahead of time will help your child be choosy about the few things they really want to do so they can focus on those activities and excel at them. And choosing wisely will also save you a whole lot of money, time and energy that would be spent if your child joined yet another activity they didn’t end up liking.


  1. Elizabeth says:

    This is very good advice.

  2. It helps boost their confidence, too, that you are showing an interest in what they want to do.

  3. My son changes his mind daily about what he wants to do.

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