|The school year is over, and summer is just around the corner. Kids are excited about their well-deserved break, and while you might be just as excited, you’re probably thinking about how to keep them occupied over the next few months.
Teens are often struggling to assert their independence, so it’s tempting to just let them figure out how to entertain themselves. And that can be good for everyone, to an extent. But too much relaxing downtime can turn into boredom, and boredom can lead to some risky behaviors in teens.
Fortunately, there are many ways for teens to stay occupied that foster their independence and build assets: