We recently went away with a family who had an older child, not quite teens but it made me think about what can do over the coming years to stop the dependency on devices. At 6, Noah is very much a tablet or Xbox child, but thankfully he is just as happy to go out for a bike ride or swimming. As much as teens love spending time online, it’s wise to remember that too much of a good thing isn’t always good. Social media has made it easier to find lost friends and relatives, but the constant sharing of personal information and the ability to get it on demand has led to other problems like cyberbullying, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent your kids from getting too dependent on this phenomenon. Here are some alternate activities you can get your teens involved in. VIEW the POST
If you find the summer, when the kids can be outdoors playing, a great rest from having everybody crammed into the house for the rest of the year, then you may well be interested in the latest garden design trend – outdoor rooms. Outdoor rooms are cool cabin style structures you can place anywhere outdoors on your property, that give you an extra room to use all year round. Because it is completely covered and you can have power supplies and heating there, it can make for the ideal year round den for your kids – making your home feel far quieter, tidier and more spacious when they want to play! To find out more about garden rooms, visit GardenSpaces.co.uk.
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