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Old 01-23-2008, 04:27 AM
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I definitely limit my elementary- and middle-school-aged children's activities but I don't do that with my high-schooler.

That may be because he is a fairly good judge of his own limits. He doesn't like to be so scheduled that he doesn't have time for fun with his friends or even just some downtime with a video game.

When I was in high school I was very overcommitted and I gradually learned how to limit that to what was reasonable for me.

I do not believe "the more activities, the better." I'm very protective of family time and down time for my kids.

My high-school-age son is quite involved in sports, Boy Scouts, and a few clubs at school (ranging from service organizations to just plain fun).
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