Over Scheduled Kids

How to know if you’re over scheduling your child’s after school agenda.

Over Scheduled Kids

Not only are children starting back into school at this time of year, they’re also enrolling in after school lessons and sports leagues.  While many activities have their benefits, too many can they lead to burn out and unhappiness. It’s why we really need to know and examine what our own children need and want says Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatrician and author of No Regrets Parenting. “It’s very important for parents to know their kids; if their kids thrive in programmed events that’s great. But parents need to be in touch with their kids from the youngest ages to recognize whether their kids are actually enjoying all of these events, or are parents programming instead of parenting.”  Here’s how to avoid over-scheduling your child’s activities. “The way to get around that is to know our kids and to know whether they’re really benefiting from all of these activities. And then there’s a caution for parents not to use programming as an excuse to not parent.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatrician and author of No Regrets Parenting. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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