Be a Mean Ass Parent!
Do you remember being 8 years old?? I vaguely do (Heck, that was 30 years ago). I wasn’t the most active kid but to entertain myself, I would walk or ride my bike around to meet friends. I even spent more time outside in my backyard then I did inside. Times have changed!!
You really can’t keep your kids from the TV, video games and electronics like you would want to, but there are a few things you can do to keep their imaginations and feet going!
I am FAR from a perfect parent but I do believe in teaching them the importance of honesty, hard work and self respect. I thoroughly enjoy watching my son and daughter looking out the windows of our car and enjoying the landscape. I can just see their wheels spinning. For this reason, I have never had a car with a DVD player in it. I also have never allowed TV’s in their rooms because that is just a place to get some peace and quiet!
Everything these days is “screened,” let’s try to keep just a few things simple and unplugged! Happy Parenting! http://www.teammelissamade.com