SuperNanny - over scheduled kids
Original post made by Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 22, 2008
The supernanny's first order of busines was to reduce the number of activities drastically which was hard because the parents had different priorities to their kids. They also felt that they were doing the very best for their kids by giving them so many activities.
As far as I know, this was not a Palo Alto family but could easily have been so. Looking at my kids' friends, it is often difficult to arrange a playdate or a birthday party because everyone is so busy.
What would be a realistic number of activities and does it make a difference whether they are academic, energetic, religious or creative?