Limiting activities for over-extended kids

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Limiting activities for over-extended kids

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How do we handle today with the kids that have too many sports and too many activities. This is a big, big issue with a lot of parents today. I have a 19 year old girls right now. When she was 7 years old, she played soccer. She played basketball. She played volleyball. She did dance. She played the saxophone, and she did theater. That was all while going to school. It was too much. As a parent what I had to do is I had to learn to look at my child and look at their fatigue factor. And say, "I think that you need to narrow this down to 2 or 3 things that you like the most." You need to help prioritize what they really like, what their passions are. Then you have to make a choice. You can't do all of the things that are available for kids now a days. You have to make a choice. You do not have to choose 1 thing, but you need to narrow it down to 2 or 3 things. So that they do not burn out. Because if you don't do this when they are 13 or 14 they are going to quit everything. That is what you are going to be left with.

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Geoff Wells is a law partner at Greene Broillet & Wheeler in Santa Monica California. He is a graduate of the University of Washington class of 1981, and was a pitcher on the baseball team. He then went on to graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985. He has been a youth and travel ball baseball coach since 2003. He is married to Janet Ray and has two children, Morgan and Garrett.

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