twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Help for Bored Kids

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla: I think I've heard my kids say they were bored only a couple of times in their lives. I promptly handed them a basket of dirty laundry or directed them to the dishes in the sink, and they didn't say it again. They are generally too busy to be bored.

Bored kids
We encourage active participation -- in school, with family, in life. Just recently, they all participated in theNational PTA Reflections Program, which asks children to express themselves artistically based on a common theme. The categories are varied -- everything from dance and music composition to all types of visual arts, photography and film. Parents need to help kids fill out the submission form and mat some artwork. (I used poster boards for mats; they were two for $1 at Dollar Tree. And I printed a photograph at CVS, so the financial commitment was pretty miniscule.)

Parents at our school volunteered to lead free workshops to help the kids, and the school provided some materials. After the competition was over, our school held a gallery reception so everyone could see all the entries. If your school doesn't participate, encourage them to.

The theme this year was "Together we can ...." It was great to see my 5-year-old's crayon drawing, entitled "Together We Can Play Outside," my 8-year-old's pastel drawing, entitled "Together We Can Save the Forests" and my 11-year-old's photograph, entitled "Together We Can Create Renewable Energy." They were so proud of their work -- and so was I.

There's such a focus on academics these days; every child is expected to be an intellectual superstar. I'm thrilled to see something that showcases other talents. Though I was grumbling late last night as my husband and I were making sure everyone's forms were in order, I was feeling so happy that they were all involved in such a terrific project.


next: Fabulous Women Need 'Fabulous Women'!
54 comments so far | Post a comment now
carpet cleaning April 5, 2011, 9:25 PM

@Markus I get your drift on where you were going there. I often think of my past and use it as a means to analyze where I am and where I want to get to. Where I struggel is balancing it all out. How do you guys balance things out?

Dentistry and Orthodontics April 6, 2011, 5:43 PM

Thanks for the good writeup. It in reality was a leisure account it. Look complicated to more delivered agreeable from you! By the way, how could we be in contact?

fishing shirt purchase April 6, 2011, 6:15 PM

I don’t commonly comment but I gotta say appreciate it for the post on this perfect one : D.

Life Plus April 6, 2011, 10:43 PM

I’m getting a javascript error, is anyone else?

BioBasics April 6, 2011, 10:48 PM

When are you going to post again? You really entertain me!

Life Plus vitamins April 6, 2011, 11:43 PM

Please message me with any hints & tips about how you made this site look this good , I’d be thankful.

contemporary art paintings new york April 7, 2011, 1:08 AM

thanks a lot mate..

Peter E. Heller April 7, 2011, 11:59 PM

Effective

How to lost weight fast April 8, 2011, 5:14 PM

F*ckin’ remarkable things here. I’m very satisfied to see your post. Thank you so much and i’m having a look forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

ECA Stack Fatburner Ephedrin April 9, 2011, 5:56 AM

Howdy! Schöner Weblog! Pillen Fatburner Ergänzungen sind unterstützend beim wirksamen Abbau von Depotfett! Besten Dank!

bouquet rose April 9, 2011, 9:38 AM

Hi, I just found your website via yahoo. Your viewpoint is truly relevant to my life right now, and I’m really happy I found your website.

intensivkurs för körkort göteborg April 9, 2011, 12:56 PM

I am forever thought about this, appreciate it for putting up.

Anabolika April 9, 2011, 9:26 PM

Ich bin mittels Internet Suchmaschine hier angekommen und möchte flux darauf hinweisen, dass ich Website wahrhaftig schön finde! Super Arbeit! Vielleicht magst Du auch mal meine Site über Anabolika anschauen? Anabolika sind Kapseln, die den Muskelaufbau stützen!

faxless payday loans  May 8, 2011, 9:31 PM

So not really on the same topic as your post, but I found this today and I just can’t resist sharing. Mrs. Agathe’s dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told him, “I’ll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I’ll mail you the check. Oh, and by the way…don’t worry about my Doberman. He won’t bother you. But, whatever you do, do NOT under ANY circumstances talk to my parrot!” When the repairman arrived at Mrs. Agathe’s apartment the next day, he discovered the biggest and meanest looking Doberman he had ever seen. But just as she had said, the dog simply laid there on the carpet, watching the repairman go about his business. However, the whole time the parrot drove him nuts with his incessant cursing, yelling and name-calling. Finally the repairman couldn’t contain himself any longer and yelled, “Shut up, you stupid ugly bird!” To which the parrot replied, “Get him, Spike!”


Back to top >>
advertisement