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almonsky
Jul 29 2009
Family Activities for Older Children

I am excited about the progress we are making in the family department. However, I would really appreciate input from families with older children (middle and high school). As you all may or may not know, my own children's ages range from 3 to 9 years, and while I feel fairly comfortable with that age range, I have no experience with kids older than my own and find myself in unknown territory. While some of our activities will be for the entire family, some may be more suitable for the younger kids and others for the older ones. I want try to accommodate all ages as much as possible, and try to offer at least something of interest for both the younger and the older kids. If you have any ideas or would like to help plan something, please let me know.

Thanks!

Amy

loopslike
Nov 12 2010
Re: Family Activities for Older Children

To make the children good and effective, the most needed thing is parents love and care. You should make friendly behave with your kids. So they will think you are friendly and share their problems with you.By this you can get a raw ideas about their activities, what they feel, what they think etc. Then it will be easy to make decision what should you do for your children. Thanks :)

almonsky
Nov 14 2010
Re: Family Activities for Older Children

Hi Loopslike! Thank you for your response and welcome to the discussion board! Perhaps my original post wasn't so clear. Sorry! :) What I was actually asking is for some ideas for group activities for older kids. SHL has several monthly events for adults (the meetings, book discussion group, movie club, etc), but has not really had anything specifically for kids in the past. About a year ago we (SHL) started planning monthly activities that were geared for families and children. So far, over the past year we've had activities that have been for the whole family and some that were more for the younger kids (elementary age and below), but not so much anything that is for teenagers.

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