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26 Things Women Need To Stop Feeling So Guilty About

Prevention Logo By Judy Koutsky of Prevention | Slide 1 of 26: <p>As a <a href="http://www.prevention.com/fitness/walking-workout-tips-to-lower-stress">busy</a> mom, I can already see that soccer, gymnastics, piano, and karate can take over our lives. Yes, our children might want to participate in these activities, and yes, they do provide great skills. But so does playing with a LEGO set or just running around in the backyard. Whether you want to limit the activities for financial reasons or to give <a href="http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/active-kids-are-happier-kids">kids</a> more downtime for their own good, you, as a mom, are the conductor of your family. Set the guidelines.</p><p>-Sarah Philpott, PhD, educator and author</p>

Limiting your child’s extra-curricular activities

As a busy mom, I can already see that soccer, gymnastics, piano, and karate can take over our lives. Yes, our children might want to participate in these activities, and yes, they do provide great skills. But so does playing with a LEGO set or just running around in the backyard. Whether you want to limit the activities for financial reasons or to give kids more downtime for their own good, you, as a mom, are the conductor of your family. Set the guidelines.

-Sarah Philpott, PhD, educator and author

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