My kids are out of school for the summer and while they both have a few planned activities they have a lot of unstructured time. This is by design as I am a firm believer in kids having free time. They are thrilled about it, but I’m also nervous.
Why? Because I know when they aren’t out of the house, their default will be on screens. That means my days will toggle between working and managing their screen time. We have screen time limits, but it requires my enforcement and sometimes that falters, because I am not always paying attention and as teenagers they are still building their own self regulation skills. So what is a parent to do?
I recently listened to a great Podcast with some great solutions. In episode 82 of Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting, Dr Lisa outlines 5 “must do” activities for kids for this summer.
Have a fantastic summer.
Jenny Michaelson is a PCI,
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