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How Many Extracurricular Activities Are Too Many?

Ballet, tennis, Mandarin, pottery ... where do you draw the line? Credit: Getty Images
You daughter has Little League, your son has band practice and you have a doctor's appointment. All at the same time. In three different towns. What's an a...

After-School Program Cancellations Pose Problems for Parents

When after-care closes, parents are left scrambling. Credit: wireful, Flickr
The back-to-school season is a joy for working parents. But many are facing the nightmare of cancelled after-school child care. This has led to a boom market for b...

Extracurricular activities - How much is too much?

My older daughter's soccer coach called last night. I groaned when he told me he'd set soccer practices for the same day of the week that my daughter has dance. Now, one evening a week, she'll go from one dance class to the other, then directly to so...

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