Children spend a lot of time participating in extracurricular activities, such as sports, music, art, or dance. You can be more engaged with your kids by being intentional about becoming involved in their extracurriculars. This means learning about the sports they play or activities they like, so that you can ask them questions and show your interest. It also involves going to games, piano recitals, dance recitals, or art showings to support your child whenever possible. You can even spend quality time together by practicing the sports they play in your backyard or a local park, drawing and painting together, or asking them to play a new song they learned on their instrument for you. Some parents may choose to volunteer as team parent or sign up as the coach for their child’s sports team.
There is no right or wrong way to show your support and become involved in your child’s extracurriculars. We encourage you to find what works best for you!