You remember walking to school—uphill both ways, right? But when your kid asks for the same privilege, will you be prepared to give permission? We spoke with Natasha Burgert, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician in Kansas City, MO, and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, for some guidance. Joanne Van Zuidam reports.
Parents Talk Back
How many times a week does your child participate in structured after-school activities—at school or elsewhere?
Once or twice a week.
37% (24 votes)
Three or four times a week.
22% (14 votes)
My child has activities every day, Monday through Friday.
12% (8 votes)
My child doesn’t participate in activities right now.
29% (19 votes)
Total votes: 65