Am glad to see some sanity injected (from a college admissions officer, no less) into the discussion of how much we need to schedule our kids. The popular myth seems to be that if Johnny isn't in every club and activity (or traveling team), then Johnny isn't going to get into college.

But this expert advises moderation in kids' schedules. Phew! Sounds like the prescription is: active, healthy kids = great. Over-scheduled, stressed-out kids = not the best idea. The good news is that this particular prescription can wind up easing a lot of parent pain, as well.