10 Signs Your Overscheduled Kid is Too Busy

With the current expectations and pressures of modern family life it is all to easy to get caught up in the act of filling every moment of your child’s life with a sport, lesson or other sort of “enrichment activity”. But how do you know when you have crossed the line?

Here are 10 signs your kid is too busy

1. You don’t have regular family dinners

If you can’t remember the last time you sat down for a family dinner, your kid may be too busy.

2. Your child seems overwhelmed or easily upset

If your child seems more easily upset or overwhelmed by simple tasks, there is a chance they are too busy and need to take a step back.

3. Your child is not sleeping well

If your child is having trouble going to sleep or staying asleep, it is possible they are overwhelmed by their day and can’t turn things off long enough to get the rest they need.

4. Grades are dropping

If your child’s grades are dropping, and they’ve always been a really good student, there is a chance your kid is too busy with other activities.

5. Your kid is excited when an activity is cancelled

If your child’s extra-curricular activity is cancelled and they do a jump for joy, it could be they are excited to finally take a breather.