It seems like just yesterday you couldn’t pry your children off you with a crowbar. Everywhere you went, anything you were doing, they wanted to be along for the ride. Now they’re getting older and, suddenly, hanging out with Mom and Dad ranks on their fun scale somewhere between typing a term paper on e-coli bacteria and cleaning out the rain gutters.
It’s tough not to feel hurt when little Johnny or Suzie now sigh and roll their eyes at the very idea of engaging in a game of Monopoly with you when, just two years ago, they would’ve sold their interest in Park Place just to keep the match going for another hour. It’s our belief your older children still want to hang with you. It may just look a little different. Here are 5 things to do when your kids don’t want to be with you.
Huddle up with your older children tonight and say: “Let’s go have some fun and ____ next month.”