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Does your child have too much on their plate?

Reading the signs of “overactivity” stress

Some children thrive with a full schedule of activities while others feel stressed and overscheduled. “Well meaning parents sometimes push kids too hard and are trying to make up for lost childhood opportunities.” How do you know your child is on extracurricular overload? Here are some red flags according to Smith who remarks if you see these you need to reevaluate your child’s schedule:

  • Your child is irritable
  • Your child is exhausted much of the time
  • Your child doesn’t want to go to the activity
  • Your child has frequent psychosomatic complaints like stomach aches and headaches
  • Your child doesn’t want to go to school
  • Your child’s schoolwork begins to suffer
  • Your child doesn’t have enough time to do homework


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