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Karenmom
Karenmom asks:
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As parents, we have good intent when it comes to our children's education, but how much is too much?

How many parents send their child to public school, but spend afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays and other school free time teaching their children material that has not yet been covered in public school or explaining and practicing material that has been introduced in public school?

Also, I would like opinions about how much is too much for the child and where should we "draw the line" and just let our kids be kids?
In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago

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BMelton
Apr 29, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Children are the best measures of what is too much. IF a child feels anxious or overwhelmed, the paretn needs to allow the child time to not do anything- down time is good. Taking breaks from study helps one learn more efficiently than under stress. Know you child and listen to what he or she is saying about their studies. Modern parents tend to overbook their children and not allow time to relax and read for fun.

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