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May 30, 2018 Wednesday 03:15:36 PM IST

Are Your Children Overdoing It?

Parent Interventions

The growing demand, often peer-induced, for children to get more involved in activities outside school is placing great stress on families. A new study, published in Taylor & Francis journal Sport, Education and Society, refers to the significant role extracurricular activities play in family life. In order to understand the effect children’s extracurricular activities was having on family life, researchers interviewed 50 families from 12 primary schools in North- West England and found that nearly 88% took

part in organised activities for four to five days a week while 58% indulged in more than one in an evening. Extracurricular involvement seemed to rule family life, especially for families with more than one child. As a result, families were spending less quality time together, with parents spending a lot of money and energy for these activities.

(Indebted to various sources)