Many parents believe that once you start something, you should stick with it -- no matter what. But there are always exceptions. Forcing kids to "stick with it" doesn’t always teach perseverance or commitment. It may set them up for a lifetime of overcommitting.
Learning how to balance activities and school is an important life skill, too. Talk to your child about why she wants to quit an activity. If her grades or well-being are at stake, consider letting her drop out.
Next time, help make sure she knows what she's getting into before she signs up. Talk about how much time it will take and plan together for how it will fit into her schedule. Weighing the decision together and talking it out will teach her these type of skills for life.
If she knows what to expect before she starts, it also may make her more likely to stick with it.