My dd7 loves synchronized swimming- she is trying a camp out this summer. The club here is awesome- love the instructors and the way they interact with the kids.
She is starting full-time school for this first time this fall so we want to keep her activities to 1 or 2. She has been in suzuki for 2 years, still on book one and it is a struggle for her and I to make time to practice and she complains about lessons every week.
I would feel bad about stopping the violin lessons because they are supposed to be so good developmentally for a kid but I really believe in following a child's lead in regards to activities. She is willing to take a break from violin lessons but she hates to quit anything.
She already is in sewing lessons at her request. So her two things would be sewing and swimming, we would take a "break" from violin.
Swimming is about half the price of violin but this is a side-benefit and not a decision-maker.
What would you do?