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Intern Musings: Finding extracurricular balance


August 30, 2019

With school just a few days away, schedules are suddenly becoming packed with both school and extracurriculars. While a seven-hour school day is a necessary part of every student’s day, extracurriculars become just that: extra. For some families, the stress of extracurriculars is simply too much — the cost of participation, the scheduling, the threats of burning out their students — all cultivate a weariness of extracurriculars.

Extracurriculars offer things the school can’t always teach. Activities from sports to clubs to theater or academic and creative competitions can help kids...

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