Extracurriculars are a tricky thing; they can be awesome for your kids but also totally overwhelming to the family system, especially if signing up comes from a place of comparison, statistically unsound professional dreams, or your own childhood baggage. Episode 29 of Edit Your Life is the first in a two-part series on extracurriculars. In this episode, Christine and Asha discuss the etiology of extracurricular pressure and share 9 tips for editing out the pressure and following the genuine interests of your kids.
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Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting
- Turning the tide: Inspiring concern for others and the common good through college admissions (Harvard)
- How to raise a creative child. Step one: Back off (NY Times)
- How likely is it, really, that your athletic kid will turn pro? (NPR)
- Probability of competing in sports beyond high school (NCAA)
- Estimated probability of competing in professional athletics (NCAA)
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