IsabelC Posted August 24, 2012 Share Posted August 24, 2012 I am sure this has already been discussed some time ago, but can't find the thread, so... What do you think is the ideal number of extras and what do you define as extra? A few years ago the Bloke and I brainstormed up a list of things we thought our kids "should" do to have a well rounded educational experience. He suggested about six sports he thought nobody should be unable to play (plus swimming, which we consider compulsory rather than extra-curricular, as somebody else mentioned), while I suggested that a musical minimum would be piano, vocal, one stringed instrument, one wind instrument and enough theory to write a bit of music. Add in dancing, drama and a few other random but apparently "essential" things and it quickly became clear that it wasn't going to be feasible to pay for it all for three kids, let alone find the time. :lol: Since then we have been vacillating between nothing at all (on days when they are being badly behaved and ungrateful), one or two (specialize and get good at it strategy mentioned in another thread) and 'everything we possibly can' (because that's what I would have wanted as a kid). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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