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PhotoToday, I was reading my Mamapedia newsletter and came across a great post written by a Cozi contributing editor.  Cozi is a free online service that we use in our family that provides tools for busy families to manage the chaos of daily life.  One of the many things that we like about Cozi is that we can link the Cozi calendar with our calendars from work.  So, when I put something on the calendar at work that will effect our family time, I simply make a note to have it sync and it will automatically put it on the family calendar – LOVE IT!

The article below was written by a contributing Editor at Cozi and although our son is still too young to be ‘over-calendared’, I was happy to read this point of view and the science behind it.

Busy is Better: Debunking the Over-Scheduled Myth
By Jenny Deam and Romi Lassally

Current wisdom says that flooding kids’ schedules with extracurricular activities like sports practices, music lessons and art classes, may not allow any time for kids to be kids, but are today’s so called “hyper-parents” really doing anything wrong? Determined to provide their children with all of the opportunities their calendars and checkbooks can bear, today’s parents, who just a few years ago were urged to sign their kids up for everything, are now being scolded for doing precisely that. The pace of over-full schedules is damaging American children. Busy is bad…
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One Response to “{Family/Kids} Busy is Better: Debunking the Over-Scheduled Myth”

  1. Jon says:

    Very interesting. Its important to find a balance between too busy, and having well rounded involved children.

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