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02 February 2010

On the activity bus

You know it's too much when your toddler can't fit anything else into his weekly schedule - give your kids a little time-out.

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Trends, fashions and child activity A-lists – even parenting can become a contact sport if you allow it to. The trick is to keep your focus on your own child’s specific needs, and climb off the activity bus, this mom discovers.

It's the start of a new school year, and the perfect time to scale down junior's diary by choosing fewer extra-curricular activities.  Try doing some fun projects at home as a family, like planting a vegetable patch or cooking, and provide time just for playing.

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(Health24, January 2010)

 
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