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Are You Overscheduling Your Kids?

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  • amyjane22

    amyjane22 Jun. 19, 3:08 PM

    No, we only let him choose one activity at a time.  I know some parents may think that's ridiculous, but our schedule is busy and we need to have family time and one on one time with him, which is so important.

  • TheBabyFactory4

    TheBabyFactory4 Jun. 19, 5:37 PM

    Nope. I can't afford that many activities for 4 kids nor can I handle doing all.the running around for all of them while Hubby works a lot
  • TheBabyFactory4

    TheBabyFactory4 Jun. 19, 5:42 PM

    Sometimes i feel that way too. They just finished tball and softball and that was pretty expensive for us. Its not just the fees but gas running around to games and practice. I just signed up my 9yo who didn't play softball for art camp in July. That was $125. Plus driving everyday 30mins away. And plan on putting my ds in football this year. He's finally old enough and put my girls back in cheer. They did it 2 yrs in a row a few yrs ago. But now that ds will play they can cheer for his team. My 9yo wants gymnastics but that's expensive

    Quoting Ambear72:

     I dont think I am doing enough for my kids, we have them in football and cheer.  I would love to put them in more but with cheer and football its just to expensive.

  • Ambear72

    Ambear72 Jun. 19, 6:29 PM

     I can only afford one sport, and the kids chose to do Football and cheer.  My DS is 9 and my twin DDs are 7.  Its $730 just to sign them up, that isnt for the gas, food ect to get to the games, and the other stuff the kids want.  When we first moved here it was $25 pp to play soccer and $35 for baseball.  Now its $65 and $85.  I dont even remember what is is pp for football and cheer.

    Quoting TheBabyFactory4:

    Sometimes i feel that way too. They just finished tball and softball and that was pretty expensive for us. Its not just the fees but gas running around to games and practice. I just signed up my 9yo who didn't play softball for art camp in July. That was $125. Plus driving everyday 30mins away. And plan on putting my ds in football this year. He's finally old enough and put my girls back in cheer. They did it 2 yrs in a row a few yrs ago. But now that ds will play they can cheer for his team. My 9yo wants gymnastics but that's expensive

    Quoting Ambear72:

     I dont think I am doing enough for my kids, we have them in football and cheer.  I would love to put them in more but with cheer and football its just to expensive.

     

  • Madelaine

    Madelaine Jun. 19, 6:49 PM

    Nope

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