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Agree on a think it over period. Most children go through a phase when they don’t want to do something. If your child says she is serious about quitting, tell her that she can as long as she agrees to think about it for a month or so before making a final decision.

Who is really benefiting? Is it you or your child? It is often difficult for parents to let their children quit an activity in which they have personally invested time and money or to which they have a nostalgic connection. Resist pointing out that you played the clarinet through college or how much you enjoy socializing with other parents on the sidelines. Help your child make her own decision.

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At some point she may want to quit a once loved activity, like soccer or piano. Should you say yes or no?

Get to the root. If your child claims not to like the activity anymore, watch her practice and then talk about what part of the activity she does not like. She may still enjoy the activity itself but need a smaller instrument or more time to relax between school and lessons.

Beat boredom. Consider whether your child is improving if he tells you he is bored. Are his skills growing? Is he tackling new challenges? A different instructor or higher level may help him get the satisfaction he needs without switching activities.

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Time To Move On

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