My 12 year old and my 10 year old arent social! help, what could i do to get them involved in something?

Atena - posted on 06/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter Callista, 12 and my daughter Wynter, 10 aren't sociable at all. they have a bunch of good friends but they don't want to join any clubs or after school activities.

They only go outside when I tell them they have to and im worried if they dont start being more sociable they might lose their friends and i dont want that because there great girls and i dont want Lyric, my 6 year old or my 1 year old son Reagan to go down the same route, i just want the best for my 4 children. help!

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Cecilia - posted on 06/03/2013

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I know we grew up and being involved was how we were social. The same isn't true any more. Maybe try to compromise with them. Tell them they are only required to do one activity of their choice. this can be a sport, an activity, club, youth group.. anything they want. After that they can do what ever it is they wish to do with their time.

Kids really don't spend much time outside. Be glad yours go out when you tell them. I pretty much have to drag mine out the door screaming and kicking. Really what i do is simple. The amount of time spent outside is equal to time spent on video games. (you can change it to phone or what ever it is they get caught up on)

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