Author and Parents Coach Tim Smith offers these Questions to Ask Before You Sign Your Child Up:

  1. How does the activity affect all family members? 
  2. Will it interfere with meals, bedtimes, vacations, religious observations, holidays, and family commitments? 
  3. Is it about winning or having fun? 
  4. What are the benefits of participating now and in the future?
  5. Are there apt to be unanticipated costs or time commitments? 
  6. How much time in the car will it require? 
  7. What are my obligations as a parent?
  8. How can I support the adult leader’s efforts? 
  9. Whom can I call with my questions?

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