Boring after school activities؟

Boring after school activities؟

 Boring after school activities؟

 Boring after school activities


Why does Lisa grumble when it is time for her to go for her piano lessons?

How come Johnny abhors the sight of his skates now? After all, these 

children were very enthusiastic about the programs when they started off. 

What happened? Parents are often confused by the disturbing and often 

incongruous signals they receive from their children. One day the kids are 

excited about the new theatre class and in just a few short weeks they 

wail and moan when it's time to go.

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The first thing a family should do when a child begins resisting a 

previously loved activity is to listen and investigate. Do not jump into 

conclusions. A little bit of intelligent sleuthing is required. Ask your 

child what he or she does in the class. Find out what exactly is the cause 

of the problem. Then ask the teachers the same questions. Compare notes

You may stumble on some important clues. Usually, children start out on an 

activity thinking it's all fun. But when they realize that they cannot 

just hang out and that they need to follow rules etc, they begin to 

resist. Your child may feel stifled if the program is too structured. If 

the discipline is too rigorous or the activity too painful (like a karate 

class) some children balk.  Use your own instincts. Does the program feel 

like fun? Would you want to attend it yourself? Are they offering enough 

motivation to keep the child interested?

 Boring after school activities

 Boring after school activities

The teacher-to-child ratio is also an important factor. Children need 

attention. If the number of teachers is just enough to handle a class, it 

is possible that your child is not receiving enough attention. State 

recommendations usually specify that there must be 1 teacher for 15 


Children try to avoid problems they cannot solve. If there are no 

perceivable problems with the class and the teachers, perhaps you need to 

have a chat with your child. If your judgment says that the place is good 

and the activity engaging enough, then it's time to work with your child. 

More often than not, social pressures may be at work here. Does your child 

have friends there? If she is lonely or miserable because of the lack of 

friends, help her find a friend. If she finds a friend, she will get more 

involved in the activities 

If your best efforts do not pay off, and your child still resists that 

fantastic guitar classes, then it's time to let go. Shift your child to 

some other program. If he or she still retains interest in guitars, you 

can take it up after a few months. Never force the child, especially when 

it comes to extra-curricular activities. Since they are 'extra', they must 

bring in extra happiness and extra enthusiasm too. 

 Boring after school activities

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