Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean your adorable rug rats should stop enriching their little minds – and just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be out of your hair while they do all that enriching. Get your kids off your back while they learn new skills. Sure, you love ’em, but you love ’em so much more when they go away for awhile.
What kid doesn’t want to learn how to make a giraffe out of a balloon? A giraffe he can then pop with a pin to make his little sister cry? (Don’t worry, they don’t teach sibling torture at balloon twisting class. Probably.)
We all want to think we’re nurturing the next Jimi Hendrix or Jose Gonzalez. But how will we know unless we pry her away from Guitar Hero and plunk her down in front of a real guitar? Sign the child up for lessons and see what happens. Maybe this is really an investment in your retirement – when she’s famous, she can support you. Score.
So you think he can dance? Give him a shot, whether it’s at ballet shoes or hip hop attitude. Well, he’s probably got the attitude down. But now he’ll have the moves down too.
Better than Ritalin and gets them out of the house at the same time. Yoga teaches more than just fitness, it teaches how to breathe through the hard stuff and how to ease up on the perfectionism – all of which will stand your kid in good stead. Namaste.
If he complains about being shorter than all the girls in his class, give him a leg up. He may not be able to walk the stilts in the school hallways, but at least he’ll get the taste of tall.
They all threaten to run away with the circus eventually. Give them what they need to really make a go of it. Just think of how much you’ll save in college tuition.