After School fun or fad!!!

Too much of school

As working parents, we have stretched hours’ way beyond school hours. Me and my wife used to have long conversations on what should we do with the kid’s brain development and social skills. Well, we finally struck gold - an educational after school program. Won't that be just grand? Kids are learning new things while parents are happily minting green bucks!

And so, we went ahead and enrolled our kids directly into another class after school. The brochure said that they would be 'using fun activities and innovative teaching 

methods to fill the gap in our child's understanding'. I suppose Sid thought his teacher would write down the homework and he were to copy it but to his surprise this did not happen.

He hated the classes. Mostly, he was bored to tears or falling asleep.  

After so many hours at school who'd want to spend the entire afternoon 

with the same books? But, as a child, one had little choice in these 

matters. Especially when we parents were cleverly telling kids that 

mommy's salary will help get us that spanking new TV or that video game. 

Lose some, win some!

Then, one day, Sid decided to rock the proverbial boat. He decided 

he had enough of studying and refused to go to the after school program. 

That's when we began to smell something stale. Shortly after that, 

We tried to put him in a better program (o, yes, another educational one). This 

was bigger, brighter and somehow more fun. He had some interesting games, 

and a TABLET too. Sid got a chance to do something on the table 

. He somehow managed to blaze through his homework, most of which had to be 

done by him. Then it was time to have fun. He had a little bit of 

everything. Brain Teasers, speech, games and of course painting. Those 

hours we spent splashing color on pages and laughing at silly jokes were 

really the highlight of an otherwise boring day. Ironically, He began 

looking forward to after school program. 

We as working parents have this huge responsibility to convince our kids why these activity programs are important for them, education toys and brain teasers might look boring to start but they will sharpen your brains and these activities will mold you to be a great individual in future. Stats prove kids with working parents had better opportunity to survive this world and were leaders in any field they exceled.

These activities will make them who they are in the future. Parents who don’t send their kids to these activity program, don’t be worried, you will be able to get these activity fun toys @ and you can still have them do it at home.

At the end of the day, our kids are forced to tough competition from all parts of the world, we should provide them all the tools to prepare them for this challenging world!!!

Happy Parenting!

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