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My other job is chauffeur.

Our kids are of the age when they're coming and going in every possible direction. I've dropped my son off for football practice at 6:20 a.m. and picked him up from select soccer practice at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, my wife has picked up our daughter from tennis practice on one day and marching band practice on another.

Oh, and there's that school thing, too.

I wonder whether we're scheduling our children too much these days. Our kids enjoy these extracurricular activities and make many friends by being involved in them.

Still, how do you know what's the right balance? The answer probably is different for every child.