By Sarah Lyons

Battle End-of-Summer Boredom

After the end of the school year excitement fades and the thrill of a trip to the pool wears off, I begin to notice the first signs of summer boredom settling in. The kids start to bicker, they seem to be drawn more to electronics and less to fun outings, and getting them to pitch in around the house is a chore in itself.

After checking the calendar and noting that the first day of school is still weeks away, something has to be done to battle the boredom. Here are some ideas:

Change the scenery

When the kids seem antsy and bored, try a change of scenery for a quick mood adjustment. Go for a walk, play in the backyard, hop into the car and do some errands, or even play in an area of the house that you don’t commonly use for play. We all get stir crazy if we stay in the same place too long.

Take a day trip

Speaking of changing the scenery, consider taking a day trip to break up the long summer days.

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