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The busyness trap

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Reading Melbourne Herald Sun Columnist Wendy Tuohy’s recent piece (3rd February 2013) about the burgeoning after school industry for children, reminded me how modern kids are busy kids.   She’s declaring war on the pervasive, expensive guilt engendering after school activity industry.     She has a point. I’ve written about this very subject on a number of occasions.   Regardless of age, kids’ days are filled with activities.   Under fives do a range of adult-initiated learning activities designed to give them the best start to their learning lives.    As they get older their lives become more organised. The proliferation of organised sport, performance-based and educational type activities available in the burgeoning ‘child development and education’ industry ensures that kids are heavily s...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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