It's a hard message for today's modern family to remember, but an important one: a busy family does not necessarily make a happy family.
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If you want your preschooler to get a leg up on school, the best thing you can do may be to make sure he gets a nap after lunch.
I feel guilty because my kids don't do enough, then feel guilty when I make them participate. I came to the point where I had to make a decision for our family.
Modern dance class. Lacrosse practice. Chinese lessons. With school starting, you may be evaluating your kids' schedules and how much they can manage....
None of this will help them get into college -- or, sheesh, high school! But all these things will be an advantage in life -- now and later -- because they are likely to lead to happiness.
Studies find that for all the angst about kids' schedules, most kids spend surprisingly little time on homework and organized activities. Indeed, many kids would be better off if they did more.
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