The lack of outdoor play for children is increasing in many parts of America. Many children spend more time indoors or with technology.
Rather than exploring nature, children focus on excelling at video games. These drastic changes from outdoor to indoor generated a movement called a nature-deficient disorder or less outdoor playtime.
Author Robert Louv established the term nature-deficient disorder to raise awareness of the importance of outdoor play.
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Parental burnout is sometimes inevitable. You most likely have to take care of the kids, the household, your kids’ schooling, and meal planning. All those mental activities take energy to deal and make decisions about them.
Usually, when you have a family, you need to consider more than taking care of your household. Of course, you might overlook this critical step. You have to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.
Not every parent has it all figured out. That is why parental burnout often happens more than you can realize.
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Holiday winter activities are generally the least of your worries. Especially when kids are on winter break, the festivities of the holidays can wear off quickly. For most kids, there is a two-week winter break. So, what can you do to keep them busy and not burn out?
One of the best ways is paper hands-on-activities. You can easily string paper decorations together or popcorn. Then, place it around the tree.
Other methods can be to make paper snowflakes to decorate the wall with family pictures. Another idea is to take a selfie for twelve days and place them along with paper decorations.
Besides decorating Christmas trees, you can make ornaments for any festivity. Do you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?
Gather a few household construction paper, festive glitter glue, markers or color pencils, and create your holiday ornament. Even better, dedicate the decoration to someone in your family.
This activity can be an excellent get-together for blended families. In this way, you get to share each other’s cultures and traditions. Since you have paper cut-outs and scraps of ribbon already available, make greeting cards.
Something handmade like a holiday card would make anyone smile.
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