We made a decision, even before the kids were here, to keep them busy. From many of our childhood friends that were not given an opportunity in this life, we were able to identify one common denominator between “success” and “failure” early in life. Children need, I mean REALLY NEED, an organized positive activity to keep them occupied. I do understand that some of us instantly state, “I don’t have the money for that.” No one said the activity had to cost tons of money. Most counties have free or near free activities for your children. In most cases the real investment will be your time.
You will need to make time to research activities that are suitable to your children. Keep it simple! Even something as simple as starting a kite collection, could be an initial starting point of an activity. And, the most important part, you will need to make to time listen to your children’s excitement about their new activity. The key to this, is that you have to be just as excited as your child with this new activity.