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I Feel Overwhelmed. I Feel Like I Always Need to Entertain my Kids.

Do you feel as though you always need to entertain your kids? 

Do you look for things to keep them busy, creative, and independent so that you have some quiet time to yourself?

Listen in to this episode of Q&A Thursday as I share how you can keep your kids creative and independent without needing to entertain them each moment they are awake.

We have covered a lot of ground in this Q&A Thursday, including:

1:00 – We all want independent, self-sufficient, creative kids. It’s so good for them to imagine, to role play, to craft, to explore and to get bored! When they are bored, they create some of the best games, stories, and drawings. Let’s be real! We can’t always entertain our kids. Release yourself from that pressure. We can’t be everything for our kids. We don’t have to be.

2:55 – What should you keep for your family even in the summer? Listen in as Kimberly share some suggestions around this must have in your day!

5:19 – What are some things that your children can do that keeps them busy, creative, and independent? I’ve got loads of suggestions for you around playing, challenges, crafting, and reading. I’d love to hear in the comments below all of the fun activities that your kids are having fun doing.

16:25 – After all of these suggestions, if your children still get bored, they are welcome to write to Austin, the Hedgehog. He promises to write back to them! They can mail their note to Speak Life Badges, P.O. Box 351 Ingersoll, ON N5C 3V3 Canada or you can scan and email their note to

16:50 – All through July and August, there are fun, new episodes every Tuesday on @ Home with the KIDS – Summer Edition. My daughter, Charis and I share lots of fun games, activities, and challenges in each episode that your children can do at home.

@ Home with the KIDS – Summer Edition

18:39 – All through July and August, with each purchase of the I Am Loved Journal for kids ages 7-13, you will receive a double walled strawed tumbler for free ($10 value). Use the coupon code: kidsclub.

Now I would love to hear from you.

Did those suggestions help?

What activities will you encourage your children to do today to stay creative and independent?

Important:   Share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments.  Keep your comments positive, as no bad attitudes are allowed here.  Nor is judgment or criticism allowed.  We are here to cheer each other on in this amazing parenting journey together.  Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be removed.

It’s important that you hear this:

We want independent, self-sufficient, creative kids. We want problem solvers. We want to encourage imagination, role playing, reading, creating, re-purposing, exploring, and inventing. It’s OK for them to get bored.

Have an amazing summer with your kids!


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