Early morning media.

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Summer is here and while it was somewhat easy to control media use at our home during the school week, the summer schedule presents a whole new media management problem. Your sweet child who had trouble getting up for school every morning during the school year now has all of a sudden figured out how to get up at the crack of dawn and watch cartoons or play video games for 2 hours before you get up. What is a mom to do? You are tired and want to enjoy that extra hour of early morning summer slumber as you should be able to do. Is it really that bad for him to turn to media for his early morning activities?  After all you did the same thing when you were growing up. Right?

The dilemma: Why morning media is unhealthy for kids.

Chalk.

 Sidewalk chalk. Chalk is great fun for your little kids but don’t rule out the big kids with this outdoor activity! Teens can come up with some beautiful sidewalk art…You can give them a theme or just hand over the bucket of sidewalk chalk and see what they create. I have seen small cities, animals…