I have really enjoyed the conversations on the board of late. One of the things I am trying to teach DS5 right now is the importance of balance. Yes, it is a bit odd to have that conversation with a 5 year old, but I hope the people on this board get it.
Anyhow, DS has taken very strongly to mathematics lately. He would prefer to spend hours on a spreadsheet learning about prime numbers than going outside to do anything.
How much time do you allow your youngsters to follow their passions versus participating in 'age appropriate' activities (like fresh air)? Did you limit it or make them put down the 'violin" to do something/anything else? My insecurity is encouraging the development of a clear talent versus development of a healthy/well-rounded child.