Blog — Structure

School's Out! Help for Panicked Parents and Bored Kids

Bored KidsHappy summer! How many parents are already having that "what's wrong with this picture?" feeling as they are juggling job, dishes, laundry, and the insistent "I"m hungry!" followed by "There's nothing good to eat!" proclamations, while their kids are mostly sleeping in, waking only to hunker down to Netflix, Minecraft, or similar. Lack of structure can be our downfall. What's the best order-to-chaos ratio so that summer still feels like fun? Check out these ideas. Your child may not thank you, but if you are a calmer parent this summer, that's a win for all. 

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How to Survive Summer with Bored Kids: Give Them Just Enough Structure

Bored KidsLast week I was on a work call with a parent whose pre-teen kept interrupting our conversation with the frustrating refrain, “I’m so bored. There’s nothing to do, what am I supposed to do?” Without a plan in place, screen time is the default much to our kids delight and our dismay. Fear not! Here are some easy ideas to create and sustain just the right amount of structure with your child to make it a great summer for all.

 

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