The Benefits of Tree-Climbing & Firefly-Chasing
Let your kid be a kid!
Pencil in some low-key friends and family time. This may mean saying no to some invitations. Or it may mean setting aside one evening as family night. Just make sure kids have substantial blocks of time to just hang out with you or with friends. (Surprise…even video games aren’t that bad in limited quantities, says Levine.)
“The point is to make sure there is plenty of free time available for the kids to just be kids,” says Levine. “If you don’t set aside the time, and guard it with your life, you’ll just end up keeping your usual chaotic schedule by default.”