The benefits of school clubs vs the potential for overwhelm
After months of encouraging our now 8 year old to join in with some school clubs, we found ourselves with an uber-enthuastic daughter on our hands!
Due to after-school childminding because of work commitments, she was limited to what she could do. But come year 3, she wanted to try every club going – gymnastics, dance, science club, cheerleading, music, youth club… which was great but we had to fit homework in somewhere too. How inconvenient!
We didn’t want our weekends taken over with homework.
When she asked if she could do this club and that club, we told her that if it fits around work and homework, no problem (so long as she got in!)