When you Google “Overscheduled children,” more than 200,000 results show up.If you’re not familiar with the term, it applies to children who are spending most of their waking hours in school and involved in organized activities (such as enrichment classes, sports teams, and lessons).
I’m proud to say that my son is not an “overscheduled” child.He’s a ten-year-old fifth-grader who goes to school until 2:30 pm (1:30 pm on Tuesdays), and then spends the rest of the afternoon at home doing homework, playing, and relaxing (except on Tuesdays when we pay a visit to the public library).
You can learn about our family’s decision not to have Ryan become an “overscheduled child” by clicking here and reading my recently published essay, “Why My Son Doesn’t Need ‘Enrichment’ Classes” at RoleReboot.
As I was reading the Sunday Los Angeles Times, I came across my horoscope.I’ve found that sometimes my horoscope is rather general and could be applied to just about anyone.Other times, I find my horoscope to be completely irrelevant to my life.This week, I’d have to say my horoscope was spot on.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20):Of course you deserve
your own kindness.If you’re still struggling with that
it’s a good day to simply drop the fight.Assume that
one of the main things you need right now is
more compassion and then give it to yourself.
Along those lines, I’d also like to share a post I wrote that MomsLA.com published last week.Here’s the link to “Why I Don’t Volunteer to Chaperone My Son’s Field Trips”: