Even though they have been going to camps at the college and library, the movies, and having friends over, they still seem sooo bored. They seem to gravitate to the television and it is really frustrating me. I don't want them spending the summer watching television. When I don't let them turn it on they lay around on the couches acting depressed. How do I help them to have a constructive and productive summer?Answer Question
Answer by AprilDJC at 5:19 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Get the satellite/cable turned off..Then they can't even think they can do that at your house.
Answer by louise2 at 5:21 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:21 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:41 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by KTMOM at 6:18 PM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by jenellemarie at 1:41 AM on Jun. 18, 2009
Answer by writeon at 6:06 PM on Jun. 18, 2009
Puzzle, leave out a puzzle on a table that they can put together a bit each day
Games - they might not initiate on their own, so you can play with them http://www.cjkidz.com/moregames.html (see family fun games or activity book)
Organize their room, your photos, a desk drawer, your basement.
Volunteer - have them volunteer to help someone babysit (be the entertainment committee where they organize games activities for children younger then themselves...this would keep them busy as well as some other kids and be a help to the babysitter). Or organize a carnival see here http://www.cjkidz.com/familesgivingback.html
Click on http://www.cjkidz.com/eventsearch.html to see children's events in your area
Answer by momjs at 7:48 AM on Jun. 19, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 11:43 AM on Jun. 20, 2009
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