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Top 10 Ways to Spend Time With a Teenager During Stay at Home Orders:

STAY AT HOME ORDERS CAN BE TOUGH, AND FOR SOME OF US IT MIGHT FEEL LIKE BORDERING ON TORTURE! IF YOU'RE LIKE US AND TRYING TO FIND SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO SPEND TIME TOGETHER AS A FAMILY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TIME, YOU MIGHT BE RUNNING LOW ON IDEAS AFTER A FEW WEEKS. WE'VE TAKEN THE LIBERTY OF LISTING OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO AT HOME TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. LET US KNOW IF YOU TRY THEM, AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH US TOO!


1. Let each member of the family make a list of their favorite movies, then each night have someone choose a movie from another person's list to watch together.


2. Go hike or picnic (while abiding by social distancing rules!) at:

-Hollow Rock Nature Park (692 Erwin Rd.)

-Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (2713 Mt Sinai Rd.)

-Duke Forest Trails (trail heads all over Durham!)


3. Grow a small vegetable garden. This can be done in small pots or a portion of your yard not currently being used. You could even go crazy and build some raised beds together. Check THIS out to figure out what to plant around here right now! 


4. Do a family workout. Here is a suggestion for a great option on Youtube: PE with Joe


5. Family Game Night! You could lean on reliable old games like Scrabble or Catch Phrase, but here is a fun option that involves a little more technology: Jackbox Games. Our favorite is a game called Quiplash! With any Jackbox game make sure you've got it on the "family" setting. 


6. Make a GIANT slip and slide. All you need is some length of black plastic sheeting (at least 6ft. wide), like THIS; a hose, a little bit of dish soap, and some sweet tunes. Guaranteed party. 


7. Start a game on your phone with your student. Ask them what their favorite game is, make an account, and kick their butt! 


8. Teach them to drive. What else do you have to do? If they already know, teach them to drive stick!


9. Start a new book series and only read or listen to it together. Audible has a ton of free ones right now! 


10. Bake some bread. Here's a RECIPE which calls for an overnight rise, but is simple enough that my 8 year old can do it-- 3 ingredients, no kneading! This is seriously not lame and so delicious. I recommend enjoying it warm, with butter and honey.