Unstructured Play is Really OK

Whenever I get together with other parents, conversation inevitably comes around to what activities their kids are into these days.  Some parents rattle off half a dozen activities in which their child participates; piano lessons, scouts, soccer, baseball, Odyssey of the Mind, dance, gymnastics, and the list can go on and on.  Add to this all the homework demanded by “No Child Left Behind” and you have a very busy child!  Don’t misunderstand; supplementing our children’s development with structured activities can be very beneficial.  However, too much structure can be harmful to a child.  If you, as the parent, feel
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