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post #21 of 23
FTR, my kids are in a lot of activities. They love them, so we do them. But i also think they could live without them and be fine.

What I do not do as a mother is write emails and send letters and brag about it to my friends. That is what I understood was the problem with the OP - How to deal with the bragging former friend, and the whole keeping up with the Jones idea.

Obviously I misunderstood the OP's problem since everyone else understood it differently. My post was meant to be humorous, but I realize not everyone shares my sense of humor.
post #22 of 23
Our whole culture is GO-GO-GO!!! We're supposed to be doing something and experiencing something ever waking moment. I'm not actually seeing much societal benefit to that.

If your kids and your family thrives on being super busy, go for it.

If not, enjoy each other at home, peacefully. I would go *insane* trying to keep the schedules many of my peers keep. My kids would go crazy too. I notice that in our busier weeks tempers tend to flare and attitudes go down the tubes. It just doesn't work for us.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by llp34 View Post

IMO, an activity or approach that is a perfect fit for that individual child is WAY better than having them involved in or doing something that is not the best fit for them. If what is the best fit for a child is learning by playing in his/her own way at home, then that is better than any formal approach or activity that they aren't well suited to. KWIM ?

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