Finding fun things to do in the winter can be a challenge, especially for older kids and teenagers. The winter months can be long, dark, and boring.

The cold weather and short days can lead to unhealthy habits, like overeating, spending too much time on the internet, or sleeping too much.

So while you don’t need to entertain your children all winter, it can be helpful to create a list of “things to do when bored.” Then, when your child complains of being bored or you catch her spending too much time on her electronics, recommend she pick something to do from her list.

Doing some of these activities together might be fun for the whole family. And, you might find they are some easy ways to give your teen plenty of positive attention during the winter months.

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