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RoseRed135

Are your grandchildren over- or under-scheduled?

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Karate! Soccer! Dance! Scouting! Gymnastics! Swimming! Art lessons!.... Do you think your GC are "over-scheduled?" Or are you one of those GPs who don't think their GC are enrolled in "enough" extracurriculars? Or??

ETA: We've talked about this before, I know, but not for a long time, and we've gained new members since then.

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I think their scheduling provides for down time, which I think is nice- Not always go, Go, GO- Sometimes its hectic, but fun- They receive encouragement and support with their interests yet if they lose interest in something or decide not to get involved with something at all theres no pushing or prodding- 

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I have a teen granddaughter who is an only child with a couple of cousins her age, but they share no real interest.  When she started to high school this fall, she found her niche in a public speaking club and band.  Other members share her interest.  Her mother says she is very busy and loving it while maintaining her grades.

I hope she has a very fulfilling high school experience.  She is in charge of her own schedule to some extend.  If she is too busy, she can drop anything that isn't right for her and try something else.  The high school years should be full of learning experiences getting them prepared for leaving home and piloting their own life.

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DD was a 4 letter athlete in high school, got her first letter as a freshman. Her "letterman's" jacket has more crap on it than most of the boys...A private soccer club scouted her hard. She had to turn it down...too many practices already, honors program, stage crew and a hot social life...don't forget that social life. The girl never missed a party or dance. All 3 of my kids were busy, each with their own stuff...and kept the schedules fairly manageable as DH & I both worked. We live in a fairly small, very walkable town, so they got around on their own much of the time until they started driving.

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