Your preschooler’s interests seem to change from week to week. One day he wants to take up tennis; the next day, he tells you that he prefers drama.
He’s always switching hobbies and doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. No wonder you are frustrated about his constant chopping and changing.
It’s hardly surprising, however, that he wants to try out different hobbies, new challenges, and fresh activities. After all, the world is an exciting place, as far as Junior is concerned, with so much to learn and so many opportunities. He wants to try everything – at least once, anyway.
And that can cause problems for you, in terms of planning (frequently changing and rearranging his after-school schedule can be complicated), cost (you don’t want to buy expensive equipment for his latest interest only to find it lies unused in the cupboard after when you thought he settled on something that would maintain his enthusiasm, his passion evaporates.)
Although your kid is too young to make definite career choices and lifelong commitments to specific hobbies, here some strategies for you to help him become more focused: