Today, students are involved in a number of organized afterschool activities and sports. These afterschool programs are very beneficial to the students as they enable them to be physically active and positively challenge them in other areas.
However, something very good can be overdone. When students participate in these activities until 6:00 p.m. every night, it takes time from the family, especially when the students are involved with multiple activities.
Sometimes, out of great intentions, the students begin to feel stressed and the love of the activity turns out to be a chore. Families begin to drift from the lack of communication because there isn’t the time to communicate.
As a coach for multiple sports, I understand as many others do, about family time. If you are encountering some of these stressful situations, maybe these following suggestions can be helpful.