It's great for children to learn and gain new experiences. But one of the most important things they could possibly learn might surprise you. It's developing a daily quiet time.
I have observed many well-meaning parents who live breathless, out-of-control lives because their children are enrolled in every available extracurricular program, in addition to being encouraged (or permitted) to be involved in a variety of hobbies and recreation, a constant whirlwind of social activities, and every youth group function.
Those parents seem to spend their lives running around with their children from one function to the next. This can create in their children an "activity addiction" that decreases their ability to have a quiet heart and curbs their appetite for the Word of God and prayer.
Every once in a while, we need to evaluate the level of activity in our home. If there's no time for you or your children to cultivate a relationship with God, it's a good sign that something needs to be cut from the schedule.
-- Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Daily Reflections, October 2014