Is Your Child Overscheduled?

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Let's face it; we live in a busy world. Despite modern conveniences and advances in technology, it seems that today's families are busier than ever. We try to squeeze in as much as we can in a day under the assumption that the more we get done, the happier we'll be.

The reality, however, is that busyness can cause stress and health problems. Our bodies need to work but they also need time to rest. Being overscheduled can also keep us from forming and maintaining strong relationships. We can end up missing out on the enjoyment and fun of life.

If we don't have balance in our lives, we are not going to be as productive and satisfied with life as we could be. Unfortunately, we can also pass this down to our children. We are then left to wonder if our child is overscheduled.

Ask Your Child If They Are Overscheduled

There are some signs to look for in determining if your child is overscheduled. However, before even looking to the signs, the first thing a parent might want to do is ask their child if they feel they are taking on too much.

Too often parents are quick to make all the decisions about which activities their child will participate in. They may not ask for feedback, thoughts or opinions on the subject matter and just begin to schedule all these activities into their life.