Suppose your teenage daughter arrives home from middle school and announces that on sign-up day, she registered to become a cheerleader and to participate in five other activities. You're impressed by her enthusiasm but nervous about what it might mean for her studies—and your time together as a family.
So onto this week's question: How will you moderate these activities so as
not to take her away from the books too much? Will you put a limit on the number of acceptable activities? Or is there a better option?
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