How Busy Should We Keep Our Kids?
Just for a minute, forget about the cost of after school activities. Pretend you have unlimited money. Ignore your own time constraints and the fact that you have to fix dinner and go to work.
Now that’s out of the way we can have a philosophical conversation.
How busy should we keep our kids?
And what should we keep them busy with?
There are a number of ways of looking at this. The two extremes are of course
- Keep them really busy so they stay out of trouble, and
- They’re kids, let them be kids and let them play.
I think the answer is somewhere in between these two, and of course some will depend on your religious, community, or family involvement which will take away from activity time.