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5 Ways to Draw Your Tweens or Teens Out of Their Rooms

by Rebecca Eanes


Draw them out and into their favorite activities.

Whatever your child loves to do, use that as a vehicle. Take them out for a game of basketball or a painting class. Encourage their talents in writing, music, the arts, sports, scouting, or whatever they enjoy, and look for opportunities to get them involved. 

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Make a bucket list together.

Get together with your kids and brainstorm a list of fun seasonal activities they want to do as a family. That way, you’ll have plenty of plans for spending quality time together and won’t be scrambling to think of things to do with them. Bucket lists are great tools for preventing burnout and boredom, finding new hobbies and favorite destinations, and increasing your creativity and connection. 


While it is normal for tweens and teens to withdraw into their private spaces some, you know your child best. If you feel they’re becoming too withdrawn or suspect they may be struggling emotionally, seek the advice of their doctor or therapist. 

Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 


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