Monday, March 9, 2015

Fanny Mail: Keeping A Child In School

This weekend I received a message from Linda Cruz of Phoenix, Arizona. Linda writes: "How do we convince our child to do more extracurricular activities? He likes to come home right after school, and my husband and I would prefer to have more time to ourselves in the afternoons."

Linda, you don't have to convince him of anything. You are the parent. You make the rules. Simply sign your child up for a sport or other activity. Pick one that is offered at the school so that you will not be burdened with having to provide transportation to your child, which would defeat the purpose. Or, if your child's grades could stand some improvement, you could hire someone to tutor him at the school. Another possibility is having your child do some volunteer work around the school grounds. Any of these ideas will provide you and your husband with the time you desire.

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