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How Do You Know When to Push Your Child and When to Back Off?

Kids do need encouragement to succeed but how much is too much.

How Do You Know When to Push Your Child and When to Back Off?

This week's topic is inspired by a couple of comments and stories from our Mom's Council.

One mother recalled during a meeting that her daughter was once absolutely devoted to theater- she loved everything about it.  Then one day she lost interest (or so it appeared).

Later, after she had quit the activity, she told her mom she wished she had pushed her a little harder to stay in.

The topic of pressuring kids was also the subject of a discussion at a after a screening of the film 'Race to Nowhere,' which suggests that kids are getting anxious and stressed from the amount of pressure they get in school.

So how much is too much?  To help answer that question we turn to our local moms council, with Courtney Scrabeck, Nina Malone, and Deborah Graff of the local MOMS club, as well as local moms Leslie Aitken and Nadine Isenberg, and Laura Monteros.  Please leave your comments, questions, and suggestions in the section below.

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