I see some families around me with their kids all in the same thing. They all play piano, swim, soccer, basketball, etc. A lot of times I have noticed that some of the kids aren’t as skilled in the area they are all in as some of the others. Does this affect their relationships? Self esteem? Make them try harder or give up?
Coming from a small family and now raising a much larger family this is an issue I often wonder about. I don’t want my kids to miss out on their gift. I want them to have an opportunity to find a passion and really dig into it. I wish I had had that opportunity growing up too. Maybe I am just passing that dream on to my children? The thing is I don’t have a specific passion that *I* want them to go after. I sit back, watch them, study a bit and than look for different activities.
I do require that any activities we all finally land on has to be stuck with for a certain period of time before moving on to something else. So far my oldest two have been in activities for the last 3 years that they love! I love that!
Is there something you require all your kids to accomplish in extra fine art skills? A sport maybe? Do you put all of your kids in the same activity? Why or why not?