• Drop a few: Not pounds, but activities for your children. Recently, I decided to remove my child from two of his multiple activities. Although he reassured me and his dad that he loved all of them (he was enrolled in six extracurricular activities, all of them require extra practice at home, extra meetings, performances, recitals, trips…you get the picture), I explained how relieved he was going to feel after dropping some of the load. He admitted to being under stress to maintain his academic performance and juggle all other activities, and to feeling better once I made the decision to stop some of them.