Extracurricular is become an
activity that exist in every school nowadays. There are many kinds of
extracurricular such as music, sport, scientist, etc. Many school make
extracurricular as their duty subject to add school grades the student.
According to Subagiyo (2003:23) extracurricular activities are conducted
outside the hours of learning (face to face) both implemented in school and
outside the school to further enrich and broaden the knowledge and skills that
student has owned from various fields of study. According to Depdiknas
(2003:16) extracurricular activities are held to meet the demands of mastery of
study materials and lessons with the allocation of time is set separately based
on needs. From that opinion it can be say that extracurricular activities are
outside of school hours. The purpose of extracurricular is to enrich and
broaden the knowledge insights and abilities that students have in various
fields of study. However, this is still become a matter that many people debate
especially from the parent, some of them push their kids to join
extracurricular activity regularly and some of them let their kids to choose
whether they want to join or not. The parent should not push their kids into
extracurricular activities because it adding some more burden to their kids,
disturb the main subject in the school, and force the passion of the kids.
The first reason why the parent should not push their
kids into extracurricular activities because it adding some more burden to
their kids. The kid who has many subjects in their school will feel
their burden increase and that is mean they have some more responsibility in
the school. For examples in a day the kid already has four
subjects to learn, after that they need to take a rest but they still have one
activity that can be do later but their parents push the kid to join the
extracurricular acitivity. It add some more burden to the kid and their time to
take a rest decrease.
second reason why the parent should not push their kids into extracurricular
activities because it can disturb their main subject at school. While the kid
should focus to their main subject as school they also must focus to their
extracurricular activity. They will need more focus and their time will busy,
whereas as a student they must have many focus to study through the schedule.
Beside their time to take a rest, their focus also will decrease. The result
their main subject will uncontrol and messy.
However, many people
said that the parent should push their kids into extracurricular activities
because it will gives many advantages because the children not only need theory
but also skill in learning. In the future especially in working field the skill
will need by the company and many people success because of their skill that
really not related their school background. However not all kids can treat as
like parent wants, because the kid also has their own passion to choose what
they want and which field they able to
do. This is also can help them to reach their dream easier because they feel
happy when doing it.
In conlusion, the
parent should not push their kids into extracurricular activities because the
kids cannot force for what the parent wants, the parent can give advice and
support as long as what the kids doing is good and not harm anything. The
children has their own passion and their right to choose, they will manage
their time happily to reach their dream and they will have a strong desire to
make their parent proud.