DD is an all-rounder. Good at sport and art and lots of academic things. Enthusiastic. As a result she's in demand, especially for anything competitive.
We were told that the Level 6 (higher ability) school exams conflicted with the camp trip for year 6s; luckily I figured out that the dates didn't conflict so DD was able to do both, otherwise she was begging to take the exams during her residential or at a school near to the camp.
She is off on a Latin trip today (all day). But also there is an intra-house Netball tournament this week so school changed the date of her house matches just so Dd (and another girl on the trip, to be fair) could be there.
Last week DD skipped her violin lesson (we argued about it!) so that she could raise funds for a sponsored 5k swim. When she broke her arm school staff faces fell because she was their star hope for the cross country district events (she ran, anyway, although we sharply curtained her training for a few weeks).
She pushes herself very hard but she's understandably heavily encouraged if she's representing the school because they know she will do them proud. She goes up to secondary school soon and was drooling over the sports clubs and I'm worrying that these conflicts will get worse if she finds more things she excels at, especially with school staff encouragement.
Anyone been there and have words of advice? I imagine it's part of growing up, but DH & I never had conflicts like this so don't quite know how other folk juggle things. TIA.