Getting Your Kids Out The House

by - February 22, 2019

It’s so important to get your kids out of the house. The generation that we’re raising at the minute is one that’s suffering at the hands of technology and a different style of parenting. We know that everyone is allowed to have their own styles of parenting, but you have to admit that the way we handle children, and the way that they’re now being raised, is so much different. In some respects, it’s a lot better. Children are now being raised with so much surrounding them, and they have so many more opportunities compared to what we used to have. It also seems that a lot of children are now safer, and a lot better off than they used to be. But if there’s one thing that we know is not better off for our children, it’s the way they’re being brought up in terms of their lifestyle. It’s a well known fact that children are now being raised indoors, and there are many reasons for that. The first is that the streets are so dangerous now, leading many moms to worry about the safety of their children. The second being that it’s just so much easier to raise them inside! But children are missing out on so much by being left inside, so we want to show you how you can get your kids out of the house a little more, and how it’s going to benefit the both of you.

Dealing With Older Kids

Dealing with older kids is something you’re definitely going to have to do, because the older they get, the more time they want to spend inside. All of the sudden their gaming console or Netflix is so much more interesting than being out and being sociable, but they really are missing out on some of the best days of their life by doing this. We know that some children now have more friends online, than they do in real life, and we really do think this needs to be addressed. But for those of you with a stubborn teenager, allowing them to sit in their room all of the time is definitely easier than the battle you must have almost daily to try and get them out of it. But if you really want to get them out of that room, you’re going to have to get them passionate about something else. So why not introduce a sporting activity to them. Try and get them to join a team and try out different sports until they see which one tickles their fancy. They might already be a football fanatic, which is great. All you have to do is take them to a team to join! Or, if they really aren’t the sporty kind, why not give them some pocket money each week that’s allocated to going out and doing something fun with friends. It might encourage them to go out and go for some food, to the cinema, or bowling. Anything they’re doing outside of the home is going to be more productive than what they’re doing inside, unless it’s homework of course!

The Family Fun You Can Have

If you’re going to get your kids out of the house, you can’t just be that parent that’s ushering them out the door to go and play in the garden so you can do some jobs around the home. Or you can’t just be that parent that pushes them out of the front door and expect them to make their own fun. The best way to get the kids out of the house, is if you all go out of the house and do something fun together. It doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to be expensive, but when it’s a family affair you just find that it’s so much easier to deal with. A simple idea that we like, is going to a bowling alley where they have an arcade as well. This literally is a day out filled with fun, and it’s actually not that expensive to fund when you get into it. Some bowling alleys will have a kids eat free, or have a free go, so you’ll often find it’s cheaper than your average day out. But once you’ve spent an hour bowling, you and the kids can then go around the arcade playing on a few games. All you need is a little bit each, and you can all go and have some fun to see what you can win. Finish it off by having some nice food somewhere, and you’ve had a really good family day out, and everyone will be exhausted by the time that you get home. You could finish the day by getting some snacks, bringing a mattress downstairs, and having  downstairs family film night!

Get Younger Children Playing In The Streets

The younger generation is the generation that we’re raising at the minute, and it really is up to us to change the way that we’re raising them. You can’t keep them indoors all of the time because you think it’s easier, because they’re just missing out on so much fun and adventure. But by saying to get them playing in the streets, we don’t mean just kicking them out there and shutting the door. You have to make it fun and interesting, and try to get some of the other kids in the street to play as well. You could get something such as a bluetooth hoverboard, which are great for playing outdoors with. Your kids really would be the talk of the street if they were whizzing around out there on it. But when you notice a small group of children in the street forming and start playing together, introduce fun street games from your own childhood, and pass them down through another generation. We think this is something that’s seriously lost on the future generation, something so simple as being told how to play a street game like tig!

The Benefits It’s Going To Have

There are many benefits to this, and the main being the healthier and happier life they’re going to live. They’ll look back on childhood memories of being surrounded by fun outdoors, rather than being cooped up. There are also a lot of health benefits to this!

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