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I am homeschooling my son for almost 2 years now. He´s an only child and he has a very hard time to play by himself. Sometimes I am thinking that I am not spending a lot of time with him, but I am around him all day long and there is plenty to do around the house. I am also taking him to a lot of activities to get him together with other kids. However, between schoolwork, housework, activities, etc. there is not much time left to spend with him - like playing board games, etc. Is it ok to give him the choice "either I take you somewhere or we play together at home, but not both"? He is also bored a lot, just hanging around in the living room and not reallly doing anything. All he wants to do is watch tv or play video games. BTW, he´s 8 years old.
How can I teach him to entertain himself? He has plenty of toys (maybe too many), but he doesn´t seem to be interested in anything but video games. I kinda understand that he´s bored sometimes since he does not have any brothers or sisters to play with, no neighbors kids either. We live in a rural town where houses are spread out, so I have to take him to friends houses. I also feel I have to get out of the house from time to time just to see something else since my husband is gone for work all day and does not come home until late at night.