It Doesn’t Have to Cost Money
Today’s society has such a warped view of what fun is. For many of us fun is wrapped around getting something new or paying someone/something to entertain us. Many of us pay to take our children places for them to be entertained. We need to teach our children what it means to have fun with out spending. This doesn’t mean sitting your children down and lecturing them how when you were a child you could spend the day entertaining yourself out side with only a stick or a rock. This means setting the example. Play with your children, don’t just set them in front of the TV or videogame as a babysitter.
Another thing that we can do is encourage our children to develop their imagination. Spend time reading to your children or making time for them to read. Loose your inhibitions and spend time in the back yard pretending to fight the dragon or sailing across the ocean with your young children. Take the time to kick/throw/ hit a ball with your older children. Show them that fun doesn’t have to cost anything. There is also something to be said for the value of knowing how to entertain yourself and not have to be entertained.
Listen to today’s podcast for more on this topic.