The Art of Juggling Academics and Extracurricular Activities

In today’s day and age, there is every possibility that a child can be totally occupied with their overwhelming academic responsibilities. This can have a huge effect on both the mental and physical well-being of the child. It’s our responsibility as parents and guardians to strike the right balance between academics and extracurricular activities. Here are some tips to master time management with our guide below.

Strategies that could help in striking the right cord:

  • Prioritizing Time: We all have the same 24 hours in a day, and it’s crucial to make the most of them. Teaching children to prioritize their time effectively is essential. This can be achieved by creating a personalized timetable that suits the child’s needs and interests. Remember, this schedule will vary from one student to another, so it’s important to consider the child’s input when designing it. 

  • Nurturing Interests: Each child is unique and has special interests. As parents and guardians, it’s our responsibility to recognize these interests and encourage children to pursue them. Whether it’s arts, sports, or literature, supporting their passions not only keeps them engaged but also contributes to their physical and mental well-being.


  • Taking Frequent Breaks: Ensure that your child takes enough breaks during their study sessions. Prolonged periods of study without breaks are not recommended, as it can make it harder to remember things.


  • Guiding Children to Understand Their Capabilities: Children are full of energy and passion, which can sometimes lead them to take on more than they can handle or feel overwhelmed. As parents, it’s important for us to help them recognize their capabilities and find a healthy balance. By teaching them to listen to their bodies and emotions from a young age we can empower children to manage their workload effectively and achieve great success ahead.


  • Managing Screen Time: In today’s digital age, it’s challenging to limit screen time as technology plays an integral role in our lives. While acknowledging the inevitability of screen time, effective communication between parents and children is crucial to address excessive usage. Parents should educate children about the potential side effects of prolonged screen time. It’s essential for parents to lead by example and follow these guidelines themselves, fostering a healthy balance in the household.


  • Empowering children to Ask for Help: We all encounter moments when tasks feel challenging, especially when starting something new. Having support available can make a world of difference. Sometimes, they may feel hesitant to seek help from others, especially when parents aren’t around. As mentors, it’s important to teach kids that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a smart decision that shows courage and a willingness to learn.


  • Spending quality time with family: It’s easy to take spending time with family for granted, as they are always there for us. However, for a child juggling academics and extracurricular activities, quality time with family plays a crucial role in their overall development. As parents, it’s our responsibility to ensure that amidst the busyness of their schedules, our children make time to bond with parents and siblings.

 At Unicent Schools, we believe it is our responsibility, alongside parents, to prioritize our child’s well-being. Our world-class CBSE curriculum ensures that children engage in extracurricular activities aligned with their interests. We are dedicated to encouraging children to explore these paths without compromising their academic performance.