My daughter has decided...

United States
October 21, 2015 5:54pm CST
Our schedules can get pretty busy. My kids get involved in a lot of stuff. Right now they're in Marching Band and soccer. Those will both be over soon. Winterguard will start for my daughter, and drumline for my son. My daughter discussed doing volleyball this winter as well.. But she just told me today she wants to free up her schedule a little bit. She's been too bombarded with stuff this fall with doing Marching Band and soccer. So she won't do volleyball this winter, and next year she won't do Marching Band. She wants to stick to 1 activity at a time. I am sad to see her leave some of these things behind, like Marching Band. I did expect her to do Marching Band all through high school. But it is her choice and I will respect it. Besides, she may change her mind before next year.
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@jaboUK (53940)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 15
I think kids can take too much on sometimes - there's nothing wrong with a bit of relaxation.
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• United States
22 Oct 15
She is concerned about keeping up her grades which is why she wants to cut back. I won't push her.. but we'll see what she decides when next Marching Band season comes around.
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@allknowing (65234)
• India
22 Oct 15
This is what I noticed when I was spending a holiday with my extended family in the US. Their kids are bombarded with so many activities. I wonder why.
• United States
22 Oct 15
With my kids it is their choice to do the activities. I don't force them to. Each activity teaches them something and being involved in extra curricular activities looks great on a college application.
@allknowing (65234)
• India
22 Oct 15
@katsmeow1213 I am not sure. It could also be peer pressure.
• United States
22 Oct 15
@allknowing It is not peer pressure.. Some kids just like to be busy.. there's nothing wrong with that even though it may not be what you would choose for yourself or your child.
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
22 Oct 15
They do change their minds often. You are smart to leave it up to her. She sounds like a smart kid.
• United States
22 Oct 15
Well she has changed her mind numerous times on Volleyball. She was certain she was going to do it as of a few days ago. But she's been complaining that her grades are slipping and she wants more time. I just got her 5 week report... most of her grades are right where they should be with the exception of 1 or 2 classes that are in the 80's.
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• Canada
22 Oct 15
@katsmeow1213 she sounds like a good student.
• United States
22 Oct 15
@PainsOnSlate She's taking 2 advanced classes this year, and next year she'll be in high school where she knows her grades will really start to count so she is putting a lot of pressure on herself.
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@DeborahDiane (21689)
• Laguna Woods, California
22 Oct 15
We went through the same thing when our youngest daughter was in high school. Eventually, she had to let go of some of those activities, and I missed them.
• United States
22 Oct 15
Seeing what mine go through I wondered how some of these kids do it as they're just as busy as mine.
@Blondie2222 (21819)
• United States
22 Oct 15
I can understand about being bombarded with everything and no free time. But like you said she could always change her mind next year.