Are your teenagers sitting at home most of the day during the summer? If so, what are they doing?
Years ago, it was normal for teenagers to go outside, play games with friends, and spend time together talking.
Over the last several years, we’ve noticed a growing trend–many teenagers don’t go outside anymore or spend time with friends. They spend many hours (sometimes 7-8 hours a day) at home playing video games with friends who are sitting at home too.
We’ve been working with some of our students over the last few weeks to change this routine. We encourage them to spend their time working on a project, volunteering, or doing something fulfilling. When we stumbled upon this article we definitely wanted to share it with you: 100 Things Teenagers Can Do Without Screens.
We recommend that students spend between 4-6 weeks working on a focused project of their choice.
What students do over the summer is important for their health, self-esteem, and college admissions!