Mummy says…. It’s true what they say about teenagers hardly leaving the house these days. With iPhones, Xboxes, PS4s and all the other technological stuff they basically live in their bedrooms. I get a little fed up of seeing them snapchatting each other instead of being outside actually hanging out with their real friends so I have thought of some ways I can encourage my teenagers to get out this summer which might help to make your teenagers more active too.
Here are some ideas I know Luke would love – I plan to try them this summer:
The Skate Park
One place that certainly looks like the place to be whenever I drive past is our local skate park. Packed with young people skate boarding, roller blading and on micro scooters, these hobbies definitely look like a good way to get your teens out of the house and with so many other people there, they’re bound to make new friends.
At Proline Skates, you’ll find an awesome selection of roller blades and Heelys which could be just the present they need to hit the skate park, instead of the Xbox on a Saturday afternoon.
Join a Sports Club
There are so many different hobbies out there that there’s sure to be one your teens like. Encourage them to take up something new, be it tennis, squash, football or netball. Take a look at what’s on offer at your local sports centre or do some research online and see if you can get them to show some interest in anything at all. Who knows? They might end up loving a brand-new sport they’d never even considered trying out before and it could be the start of a whole new healthier and fitter lifestyle for them. Luke is interested in the brand new gym at our leisure centre too, they have many different membership options for young people.
Get them an Instrument
Whilst playing an instrument doesn’t necessarily make a teenager more active, it could lead to them joining a band or even starting up their own band which is a great way to get them out of the house and more active in general. From guitars to the drums or even the bass, this hobby could lead to something more that encourages them to get out and about and spend less time staring at a screen. We have a couple of guitars in our house and Lea (teen sister) has several keyboards so they do jam together sometimes already.
Or free running as it is also known – regular readers will know that Luke has loved doing this is the past, it is a great physical activity and one which demands great concentration, focus and agility – perfect for tiring a teen out!
There are lots of ideas to make your teenager more active – do you have any to add?