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If I’m wrecked from the rat-race of extra-curricular activities, then how are the kids doing?

Sophie White


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" I worry if on some level, my aggressively marching them from one activity to another is kind of negating the whole enterprise."

" I worry if on some level, my aggressively marching them from one activity to another is kind of negating the whole enterprise."

" I worry if on some level, my aggressively marching them from one activity to another is kind of negating the whole enterprise."

The pressure on parents these days is something we do a lot of hand-wringing about. However, that doesn’t seem to stop people making value judgments on our choices. When you have young kids, it can feel like you’re constantly being scrutinised. The ‘kids these days...’ refrain is never far from our ears.

The rhetoric changes somewhat from generation to generation. When I was a kid, the moral panic concerned video games and video nasties. Now our kids are picked on for being glued to their screens and dawdling indoors in the loving glow of their tablet or computer.


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