She adds that overcommitted children often do not learn to value family. “When children do not spend time with the family, they do not develop that cohesion with and appreciation for the family unit,” says Silva. And the overcommitment of children can also affect the whole family. “Parents work and then they rush home to take children to their extracurricular activities. Meals are eaten on the go. Parents are stressed out and too exhausted to engage in normal family activity at the end of the day.