When exactly did the over-scheduling of kids occur, and is there a way to reverse this?
Everyone here who is at least ? years old remembers getting home from school and being outside playing and exploring until it was dinner time. If you have kids today, you’ll likely notice that there neighborhood streets are quiet after school. After school activities are scheduled, organized events (sports, the arts, etc).
Despite living in a neighborhood filled with kids, my kids are the only ones home and outside after school and on the weekends.
When did the shift to scheduled activities happen? I couldn’t find any good data on it.
Is this a reality that we’re going to have to live with, or have you seen evidence locally that people are moving to allow their kids to roam free, play, and be kids?