Parents, investing time in helping your child develop needed character is way more important than tons of extracurricular activities.
Whoever wrote this statement is certainly in tune with today’s ultra-active society. Parents are taxiing their kids to more and more athletic and social events: soccer, Little League, dance classes, etc. Each of these activities can be tools to teach character traits, but too often they are merely time consumers with little lasting benefit in character development.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it (Proverbs 22:6).