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Dec 01, 2014

Should Kids Be Allowed to Quit Activities?

Whether they’re playing a sport or learning to play a musical instrument, millions of kids take part in after-school activities. But many kids end up not liking them, which means
their parents must decide whether to allow them to quit.

Many people think it’s OK for kids to quit after-school activities. They argue that the point of extracurricular activities is for kids to have fun, not feel miserable or anxious. They say that allowing kids to quit a sport, a club, or lessons gives them time to explore other activities and find the ones they like most.

But others think that letting kids quit sends the wrong message. They say kids need to learn the importance of sticking with something, even if it’s hard. They also argue that quitting often lets other people down. Signing up for an activity means making a commitment to coaches, teachers, and the other participants or teammates.

What do you think?

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Are you a boy or a girl?
What state are you from?

TEACHERS: Vote as a class!
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