Craig Shoemaker

Summer Challenges

Summer Challenges: My attempt to peel the couch potatoes
Summer Challenges: My attempt to peel the couch potatoes

Each summer ushers in a new series of battles surrounding the question, how do you peel the couch potatoes away from video games and television? Summer jobs are a great option, but landing your first job is easier said than done.

This year, I compiled a list of activities for the kids that is meant to be challenging and fun.

The whole point behind all this is to find intentional ways to provide stretch opportunities. Many of these activities would never be pursued without prompting, and I'm hoping they discover some exciting and new skills that resonate far beyond a short pause from daily classes.

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parenting