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What plans do you have for your teens this summer to stay busy? I need some ideas please!!

Both hubby and I work. I don't want my teen home alone bored. What have you done or someone you know done? Please list as much as possible. I know volunteer at an animal shelter or park, cut grass and get paid, help at the local swapmeet and get paid, chores, OMG I was going to have him paint the house outside LOL of course only what he can reach I don't want him climbing on ladders or anything.....that will take him a while...weeks...but I need more.

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on May. 13, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • We all know what happens when there is NO supervision and they are bored out of their mind...bad choices.! Help please with ideas.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • Mine have:

    their own summer jobs (they were both the mascot for our minor league baseball team different summers before they were 16)

    volunteer at the library

    the youngest is volunteering at the local historical society, and having a blast

    they have taken summer classes (art classes, gardening, tennis...anything that looks interesting to them)

    cleaned out their rooms and had a garage sale

    this summer they will be scanning all of my old photos, and backing all photos up on disks for me

    one summer they did paint the outside of the house (we paid them)

    Good luck!!

    Answer by ohwrite at 7:25 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • Summer school? Voluntary classes like a language or music classes? My daughter signed up for French classes. How about getting a job at a swim school? Volunteer at a local farm or day care? Teens make it lots of fun for little kids.... My oldest worked one summer teaching little kids to play baseball, chess and charades etc etc. Any volunteer work is good. It gets them out of the house for a few hrs and looks good on future resumes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • summer passes to swimming pools or amusement parks..have them get a job! volunteer which was previously stated..

    Answer by mommy16love at 7:31 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • Volunteering/work at a hospital, nursing home, vet, youth rec department

    Answer by QandA at 7:33 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • I have big plans for my son this summer. He's going to have a blast getting up every morning to go to summer school.

    Answer by ambr2006 at 8:28 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • My daughter is a Red Cross certified babysitter, and has three families she sits for on a regular basis. She is having two wisdom teeth extracted, which will knock her out of commission for a week. Four weeks of volunteering at a day camp; four weeks of overnight camp (my vacation), volunteer work for the education department of a hospital.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:07 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • You have some great ideas!
    Visiting an elderly neighbor (to help out, clean their attic, visit, take out the trash, help them garden)
    Get a job mowing grass, at a local dairy queen,
    Volunteer at a local boy's home

    Answer by txdaniella at 9:34 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • Google up volunteens. THere are several opportunities for teens to do volunteer work and you don't have to pay a dime!

    Answer by RedHedMom39 at 10:19 AM on May. 14, 2010

  • my 14 year old brother will be working this summer. My mom got him in the summer youth program

    Answer by Tryin4GodsAngel at 12:16 PM on May. 14, 2010

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