That rare treat: idle time

This article hits the nail on the head…this is why we un-enrolled from so many things.  The kids were stressed out and too busy.  When people ask me why we don’t take advantage of more after-school programs and why we don’t do more, I tell them that I am tired of telling my kids that they need to hurry, hurry, hurry.  I am tired of telling them that they can’t do something that they actually enjoy, because we have to hurry up and get somewhere.  Kids need time to process.  They need time to dream and think.  That’s how they figure out what they think about things.   It’s how they decide who they are and what they feel.

 

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