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How to Keep Your Kids Active All Summer Long

It’s the moment your children (and you) have all been waiting for. Warm weather and summer time! Now that school's out and the sun’s shining, you and your little ones have loads of time to spend together.  So much time, in fact, that you may be nervous about running out of creative, inexpensive activities to do with your children. No need to worry though- we’ve come up with a list of classic, simple past times, that will keep you and your children busy all summer long.   1.Set up a hammock. Lay in it, read in it, cloud watch in it. This outdoor summer setup is perfect for relaxing in with your children. 2.Do yard work together. Get them to pull weeds, and water plants with their very own watering can. 3.Build a fort outside. Drape some sheets over lower tree branches. Eat dinner in the fort, tell stories in the fort, even sleep in the fort! 4.Give your car a wash. Let your little one put the soap on the car, and wash it down. They’ll love playing with the bubbles ...

101 ways to stay away from electronics

Think your well of family fun activities is running dry? Have no fear! We’ve got you covered…101 102 times.

Just when you thought there weren’t any leisurely activities left that didn’t involve electronics, we’ve found 102 for you! From collecting seashells on the beach, to making snow angels in the snow, this list will keep you and your family active all year long. There are some ideas on this list that involve electronics- we advise you not to engage in these on days when electronics are meant to be forgotten.  

http://www.allprodad.com/articles/more-great-articles/101-weekend-family-activity-ideas/    

Some musical inspiration

If a music video about stepping away from electronics doesn’t get you excited, we’re not sure what will.

Not only cute, but also educational; this video reveals the truths about our societies dependence on electronics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfUD0WhE264

Pass The Salt

Just when you thought you couldn’t do anything to get your children’s attention at the dinner table…

A cute little video that puts a spin on what normally happens at the dinner table. Try this at home, and you’ll have your kids second-guessing whether they should whip out their cell phones while having a family meal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-xTxP1hD4


Social Media, Social Family

As social media becomes more popular, families ironically become less social. Find out how your family can have it’s cake, and eat it too.

Social media is fun. But when it starts tarring your family apart, you may start second guessing that. Good news. With just a bit of direction, you and your family can learn how to intertwine these two social worlds.

http://aplusetwsiwm.weebly.com/setting-boundaries.html

 

 

Week 3: Project Be Free Check-In

Week three is upon us! How are you doing midway through Project Be Free?

Here is some of what our participants are saying:

"Had an amazing unplug day yesterday with the family! We spent the entire day outdoors with no distractions. We had fun and the kids didn't fight with each other as much as usual. That makes mom happy J

“The second Sunday off of TV was much easier than last week for two reasons. First, I wasn’t near a TV from 9:30 in the morning until 7:45 in the evening. Secondly, the weather was great so I wanted to stay outside as long as possible. By staying busy during the day, I was less inclined to find a television to watch sporting events, TV shows or movies. The only time I had thought about watching TV was before I went to sleep, but even then I wasn’t interested. Sunday reminded me of day camps as a kid, because campers would spend all time playing sports, such as dodge ball, basketball and swimming. By the time we went back home at the end of the day, I either wanted to play more sports or go to sleep. Similarly, I spent most of Sunday playing tennis and enjoying the nice weather. Next Sunday, pending weather, I want to spend more time outside and away from TVs to see if the cleansing will be even easier.”

We are loving hearing how you are benefiting from your participation. Thank you for sharing.

Be sure to check out the following links for more reasons why Project Be Fee is so important

Have No Fear!

With all the talk about children and teenagers having electronic addictions, how can you be so certain that your child isn’t being affected?

Lately you’ve noticed your child on their smart phone more often than usual. Are they addicted?! Should you panic?! Click on the link below and discover the signs and symptoms of addiction, and when you should become concerned.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/parenting-tips/recommended-screen-time-for-children

Show ‘em Who’s Boss

Electronics are becoming so important in children’s lives that parents may feel that electronics run the family more than they do. It doesn’t have to be this way though. It’s a simple battle to win… you just may need to prepare. 

 If you’re aware that electronics are ruling your children’s lives, as well as causing tension in your family, it’s time to make a stand. Some parents may be afraid to do this because they don’t know how to approach the situation. This article gives some basic but helpful suggestions that will get your kids less focused on electronics and more focused on you and the family.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/apologies-freud/201201/why-adolescents-overuse-technology-and-what-we-can-do-about-it

 

Kick the habit kids!

While you may be aware of some of the negative impacts electronics have on people, your teens may not. Are you struggling to get a message across to them? No need to argue with them though; this article may get them to listen.  

Below is an article from livestrong.com explaining the negative impacts electronics have on teenagers. Parents aren’t making this up. These are real concerns that teens aught to start paying attention to.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/536846-the-negative-effects-electronics-have-on-teens/

The Ugly Truth About Electronics

It’s not a research paper, but the facts revealed in this article definitely answer some questions that may have you stumped.

Why are your children talking to you less? Why aren’t they doing as well in school? Have you noticed that their weight may have increased? Why is this all happening? Are you doing something wrong as a parent? Read this and you’ll find that electronics are to blame, not you. 

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/family-tech/tech-effects-on-family/5-ways-technology-has-negatively-affected-families.htm#page=5

 

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