Is your tween glued to their television, Xbox, or their phone? Too much screen time is not good for their mental or physical health and it definitely does not help to reduce stress.
Children between the ages of 9 and 14 are facing a period of worries due to more schoolwork and increasing social pressures. During these years, kids become increasingly self-conscious and compare themselves to others. A great way to get them away from technology over the summer, and distract them from stress, is to go camping! Camping is a great way for families to bond and create new memories. Time spent in nature also provides great stress relief. Camping is a chance for your child to disconnect from social media and enjoy the beauty of friends, family, and nature. You can roast hotdogs, make s’mores, stargaze and live in the moment with your family!
Even camping out in your backyard is a great family activity that will help reduce your child’s stress. Grab a tent, sleeping bag, and pillow and start stargazing with your family! Any activity that gets them away from technology and social media is a great stress reliever.
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Until next time, Be Wise!
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