It can be tough to be a teen in New York City. They're too old to want the 'rents that's you, mom or dad to accompany them everywhere, but many destinations don't allow adolescents without adult supervision. If your high schooler's idea of a night out on the town has been reduced to hanging with friends and watching Netflix, help them mix it up by sharing this roundup of sweet 16 drop-in activities they can do on their own, a few of which were created by NYC teens.
He pictured fun and games. Summer accomplished. Now what?
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The last couple of months of school, all I heard about were the highly anticipated months of summer. No more homework, a break from team practices, sleeping in, lazy days at the beach, and spending their precious time relaxing, soaking in the sun, and grazing on anything and everything that we had in the fridge and pantry. Sign me up!
Although school days have their own stress and worries, at least the kids are occupied during the day instead of laying around, being lazy, making messes, fighting with each other, and eating you out of house and home. Left to his own devices, he would have stayed connected to a video console or glued to one kind of screen or another all day, every day, all summer long. Although her primary job was to keep an eye on the younger one, and keep the two of them from killing each otherher most important undercover job was to keep both of them occupied and unplugged as much as possible and to make sure my house stayed in one piece.
Summers are fun for teens. It is also the time to bond with you indoors. But it takes more than a casual walk in a park or a simple meal to keep your teen entertained and motivated all through the day.
Note: this list is geared toward teens and tweens, which means some ideas will be more interesting to those at the younger end of the scale ex: making marshmallow launchers while others will be more appropriate for older kids ex: going on a college campus tour. But there should be plenty of ideas for everyone. Any product links to Amazon are affiliate links. Make a giant slip-n-slide.
From my teen, it will likely be a mumble because that seems to be the norm right now, but it will be there! These boredom busters are good all summer long! This post contains affiliate links.