How important are extracurricular activities for children? And if you participate in them, how many days a week is it fo
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How important are extracurricular activities for children? And if you participate in them, how many days a week is it for your commitment?
As a child I never did extracurricular activities. I was acutely aware that we couldn't really afford it so I didn't kick up a fuss. As an adult, I have realised that actually most of my childhood was full of neglect. My parents both chose to spend money on drugs and alcohol rather than various things for my brother and I.
Now I have kids of my own I'm trying to piece together what's normal and what's not. Is doing an after school sport or music lessons normal?
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My son has stuck with soccer and guitar and my daughter netball and singing. Sure we did a lot especially in primary school but it was fun trying things and great experience. My daughter did her life saving certificate and a hospitality course.
They might never go on and be Olympians but it’s not about that they can look back and say I had a go and liked it or I hated it and they know what it’s about.
Don’t worry about your past - I was neglected, don’t let it dictate how you are a person now.
Since 4 years old he has played footy in the winter and TBall in the summer. This is generally 2 footy trainings and a game and for TBall 1 training and a game.
He no longer does TBall but has moved into oztag.
Oztag I 1 training and a game
Previously she had music and another gymnastics session but she got tired so we canned it.
I would like her to cut another one but she loves it too much. We are lucky we can afford it and it works well... teacher picks her up from class and they do it.
For me she can quit anything except swimming. We have a pool so it's a must for us.