My initial thought was that I don’t have any such philosophy. My daughter is much too young for that. As I searched for inspiration, I came across Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
I heard about this book a while back. It’s advertised as one mother’s experience of the ups and downs of parenting the “Chinese way.” From the reviews and commentary, Chua’s philosophy on extracurricular activities can be summarized as strict, unrelenting, and borderline abusive. While this may be a turn off for some readers, it makes me want to dig into Tiger Mother all the more. I plan to read it in the very near future and post a thorough review.
So what’s your philosophy on extracurricular activities?