It is hectic and I didn't even add in the play dates! My after school time was a lot different growing up because neither me or my siblings wanted to do after school activities. My kids don't do half of what their friends do. My kids complain and constantly ask me why their friends get to do 3 and 4 things after school each but they only get to do two. However, because of their ages and skills, even picking one activity each, they still go on different days.
The older kids get, the busier life seems to be.
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"Spinoff" sort of - is homework necessary in primary school?
I think homework is important to set up habits, but I also believe homework in primary school should be able to be completed by a child without parental help. My daughter gets reading, spelling, small bit of maths, etc. Then she has to choose from 4 optional boxes and complete 2 of them. Things like reading eggs, set the table, go for a walk and look at the many old federation houses in the area as part of their history.
But I think that her extra curricular activities are more important and if she doesn't get all homework finished, no big deal imo. I think reading the home reader is the most important and it's very rare for her to miss that.
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