Some hobbies last into adulthood, while others won’t last long at all—even if your child enjoys them. Younger children often grow out of their interests and move on to something else.
Encourage your child to keep their commitment but allow them to move on when they’re ready. For example, if they’re signed up for a team sport that they would like to stop, discuss why they want to quit. Occasionally, it isn’t the activity itself but things like overscheduling, bullying, or not feeling good enough that prevents them from wanting to continue. See if there is a way to finish out the season first. If they don’t feel they can see the season through, consider a compromise where they give the team an adequate heads up that they’ll be stopping.
While you shouldn’t force your child to continue an activity they no longer want to participate in, it’s important to demonstrate the importance of a commitment. When they’re ready to move on, work together to find a new extracurricular they can enjoy.