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Do you allow your child to just do

Anonymous
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nothing?

Another post had me thinking, is your school aged child (k-12) allowed to do absolutely nothing, or do you tell them that they must at least attempt to find some type of extra curricular activity?

I'm not sure "allowed" is the right word I'm looking for lol, but I see parents say that if their child were to quit someone they were really good at, they would have to find something else.

Do you support your child's choice to not participate in ANY extra curricular activity? Whether it be sports, music, acting, Book clubs, academic clubs, Etc?

I mean there are hundreds of activities kids can do these days!
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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kiddycat73
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:50 AM
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Mine have to do something. I haven't had to worry too much because as of right now, they do so much that I have to say no to things sometimes.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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no they werent forced to do a damn thing...sometimes, doing nothing is best

IamMex11
by JorgematoTM on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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no. they must do SOMETHING

volunteer

sports

chess

something, anything

How are you suppose to be well rounded when you have no other frame of reference?

Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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I never supported idle time.

I insisted on some type of sport.  I insisted on some type of service organization (all my kids were in scouts, and I was very involved in it as well).

At least at the younger ages, I insisted on some type of musical instrument (proven to help in abstract thinking later in life).

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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yea go ahead, allow them to nothing now

that's exactly what they will get later on in life

Quoting Anonymous:

no they werent forced to do a damn thing...sometimes, doing nothing is best


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM
Well my son is 5 and right now he does basketball. He will be playing baseball starting April and we are getting him into Karate. I think two things at once are plenty, but I couldn't let him do nothing. And he really likes playing.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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hmm...funny...they're grown now, and have their own businesses, online, and in town...so much for 'doing nothing'

Quoting Anonymous:

yea go ahead, allow them to nothing now

that's exactly what they will get later on in life

Quoting Anonymous:

no they werent forced to do a damn thing...sometimes, doing nothing is best



Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM
Well right now ds is only 6, just started k this year. And his school days are so long that I just couldn't add an activity to his day, he kid is beyond beat most days after school. I looked for extracurriculars that only run on the weekends but apparently that's not a thing around here lol but I am trying to find something he is interested in for the summer. I don't think it's really too important at this age but in a few years, a little more so.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:57 AM

My daughter's going to be homeschooled. Plus, she's an only child and we live in the country where there aren't many other people. I'm going to have to insist on her doing other things besides school. I'm worried she won't be well socialized if she doesn't. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:57 AM

suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre

Quoting Anonymous:

hmm...funny...they're grown now, and have their own businesses, online, and in town...so much for 'doing nothing'

Quoting Anonymous:

yea go ahead, allow them to nothing now

that's exactly what they will get later on in life

Quoting Anonymous:

no they werent forced to do a damn thing...sometimes, doing nothing is best




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