Children of all ages have been bored during lockdowns and miss their friends. This summer can be used to catch up with friends but you need to keep your kids busy/having fun. If you are working from home, you need to keep them busy to keep your productivity on a daily basis high. Distractions caused by children can be devastating to productivity which can result in revocation of your remote work privileges. The following are ways to keep your kids or teens busy during the summer.
Getting Ahead in School
Virtual learning can be used to get through a few extra classes over the summer. Getting through high school or college quickly can give your teen a headstart. Being able to have a multitude of college credits before graduating high school can help drive down student debt. Local colleges have classes that can transfer to major universities that are usually a fraction of the cost. Learning a new language or becoming fluent are other options as it takes practice. A study abroad program could be perfect for a teen that wants to master a particular language.
Jobs Online Can Be Found
Teens that love to write can find work daily online as a freelance writer. Loving to write doesn’t mean writing about their life or friends. The beauty of freelance writing is that you will cover topics that force you to learn. This can expand horizons of a teen and can really generate income in a healthy manner. A teen that finds a few freelance gigs through high school and college can graduate with zero debt. Finding these jobs is as easy as jumping on a freelancer platform like Upwork but there are age restrictions.
Consider a Summer Camp
Summer camps have been a staple of life around the world for children. These camps can be based on specific interests or even have a religious theme. The camps can be the perfect time for parents to recharge as being a parent can be draining without any sort of break. A summer adventure camp can be something that your child looks forward to throughout the year. Friendships that are generated at these camps can last a lifetime. There are day camp options and overnight camp opportunities but you have to make this choice.
Be Realistic About Free Time…..It Is Summer
There is a misconception that kids or teen with extra time will automatically get into trouble. Having something on the agenda every hour of the day doesn’t allow for the rejuvenation of summer to take place. Summer can be a time that teens actually dread if they have to work a job that involves manual labor in the heat. Finding a job online as mentioned above can allow for income to be produced without immense physical output.
Keeping your kids and teens busy during the summer just takes a bit of proactivity. Finding jobs during the summer shouldn’t be a huge challenge especially with all of the opportunities online.