Author and Parents Coach Tim Smith offers these Questions to Ask Before You Sign Your Child Up:
- How does the activity affect all family members?
- Will it interfere with meals, bedtimes, vacations, religious observations, holidays, and family commitments?
- Is it about winning or having fun?
- What are the benefits of participating now and in the future?
- Are there apt to be unanticipated costs or time commitments?
- How much time in the car will it require?
- What are my obligations as a parent?
- How can I support the adult leader’s efforts?
- Whom can I call with my questions?