Oh mommas! The time has come, school is OUT for the SUMMER! If you are like me there is an element of excitement (insert happy dance to celebrate no more homework!!) But... the monkey riding on my back is carrying an unsettling amount of pressure to help keep my kids entertained and engaged in life, learning & loving.
The fact of the matter is I am a stay at home Mom + Entrepreneur running a large network marketing business from home. Truth is- I really really enjoy my work! If I don't set guidelines for myself and for my children this summer, I know we will all be a hot mess! We will spend our days consuming entirely too much screen time! Let's face it- It's the easy road! So when I picture the summer in my mind on fast play - whizzing by before my eyes, because it will - I want to see physical, mental & emotional learning for our family. Summer vacation is just too darn short to be sitting in front of technology, not having structure & missing out on actually living OUR lives.
So, I developed a SUMMER CHALLENGE to help engage my children in good activities and work for their screen time. Check it out!
The kids have the opportunity to earn 90-Minutes of screen time each day. 90 minutes may seem like a lot- but hey, in my eyes if they complete their checklist I am going to be one proud mom & I believe they will too! Quite frankly, I think if they instill these habits, they will actually not desire screen time as much because LIVING LIFE is so much more fulfilling and brings so much more joy & accomplishment- AND that's just a good, good feeling which will become a natural desire.
My hope anyway!
Below is a look at the checklist at full size, 8 1/2 X 11. Easy to print from your home computer each week and hang on your family bulletin board or tape to the kids door.