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Mom Talk Q&A: How Busy Are Your Kids?

A weekly feature that helps sort through issues about raising children.

Moms Talk is a weekly feature that is part of an initiative on our Patch sites to reach out to moms and families.

New Rochelle Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families.

Each week, our Moms Council of experts and smart parents take your questions, give advice and share solutions.

Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.

Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. How do you explain tragedies like the Japan earthquake and tsunami?  What kind of challenges are you facing while your child looks at possible colleges?

So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today

Today's topic: Are your kids’ lives crazy busy? Or do they need more to do? How do you manage the demands of school, extracurricular, faith and community, along with kids’ need to just be kids? 

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Taryn Grimes-Herbert April 06, 2011 at 05:13 PM
I don't like to over schedule them. I find, for my family at least, that our most interesting and positive interaction comes when we are at the table together, having dinner, playing a board games, or just sitting around. When we're too busy, we seem to communicate less.
Tamera Schreur April 06, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Taryn, I like your comment about how time at the table. You might like to check out this Patch article: http://scarsdale.patch.com/articles/shared-meals-shared-lives-the-importance-of-family-dinner
Taryn Grimes-Herbert April 07, 2011 at 01:44 PM
Thanks, Tamera. Great article.

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