How many extra-curricular should your child be doing? Four mums share inside their schedules.
When it comes to keeping my seven-year-old son entertained after school with extra-curricular-activities, I have experimented with all sorts of approaches.
There was the time we decided school on its own was quite enough and we encouraged free-play. Yet there was also the time after having too many arguments about iPad time and ‘being bored’, that he was signed up for something five days out of seven.
I read this thoughtful article about simplifying kids’ lives on parenting blog ‘Raised Good’, after a friend posted the link to Facebook. The author, Tracy Gillet, a ‘nature loving, adventure seeking, natural mum’, is originally from Australia and she writes about the importance, as well as the proven benefits of free-play.
Read more here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/extra-curricular-activities/