My rule has been that they are allowed one at a time, and they have to finish what they start.
My DD10 was in band last year and hated it, but I was proud that she stuck it out. My DS13 is looking at tennis in the spring, he's joining Karate for the time being. They are always involved in school clubs, it's the extra curricular stuff I limit.
I have a friend whose DD9 is in cheerleading, ballet, gymnastics, and band - she thinks I'm mean because I won't allow my kids to do more than one thing. I think she's pushing her DD too hard. The girl is always at a class, and she is a "C" student. My kids are mostly straight "A's"
Answer by momandytai at 4:59 PM on Sep. 23, 2010
Grades wouldn't matter to me and I wouldn't make kids finish what they start. What does it matter what your grades were in third grade? There are legit reasons to quit things and I didn't make rules just to show I was the boss and could make rules. Activities were for having fun, getting fit, and getting out of the house.
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My 3 kids homeschooled and they could be in two sports and scouts. I was a grad student and we lived on campus in family housing so sometimes they could ride the campus bus or walk. The two older boys were in tennis and it was across the street. Everything was close. The youngest did the least but he had speech therapy twice a week.
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