If so, you’ll definitely want to listen to my discussion with Denise Pope and Sandra Russ, in which they explain the role of play in the lives of tweens and teens! As Denise says, “Research shows that kids of all ages need daily play time, down time, and family time.”
And, no, they’re not talking about organized sports or playing video or computer games.
Here are her suggestions:
- Parents should avoid overscheduling their teen with too many extracurricular activities and too many AP or honors courses. Use the Challenge Success time management tool to help plan a healthy schedule with adequate time for play and sleep. http://www.challengesuccess.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ChallengeSuccess-TimeManagementWorksheet.pdf...