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Post  Tue, Aug 20 2019, 11:38 pm
My kids, 8 and 4 yrs old, are home from school by 4:15 and our 8 year old expects activities to be arranged for her.
As she comes in, before saying hello “what are we doing today? Can we go somewhere? Did you invite any friends to come?”

I’m tired as I get home from work at 4:15 and don’t really want to have a busy afternoon. She’s had enough of the local parks and pet shop, and there’s also the issue of having arranged for a friend to join.

DS 4 is happy to play at home or in garden.

All suggestions will be appreciated.
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chestnut




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Aug 20 2019, 11:43 pm
Arts n crafts? Help you make supper?
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pesek zman




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Aug 20 2019, 11:50 pm
Reframe for her. You’re not her entertainer. At 8 she’s old enough to read a book or play. Alternately, she can help you (set the table for dinner? Fold laundry? Cook?)
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amother




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Post  Wed, Aug 21 2019, 1:32 am
When my kids say they're bored or ask for entertainment and I suggest they fold some laundry they suddenly become very, very good at quietly entertaining themselves in their rooms.
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