His or Her Grades Are Dropping
If you can’t read your child’s face, head to the data—look at the grades. One of the most oft-cited signs for an overscheduled child is that his or her grades start to drop. School should be a top priority, and if activities are sapping a child’s time and energy away from homework, something needs to get cut. “I hear of kids getting up as early as 5 a.m. to get their homework done because they didn’t have time to finish it the night before due to all their activities,” says Cronin. That kind of scenario can’t be good for grades.