Are you tired of scheduling playdates, and all the kids seem to want to do is play videogames? As great as technology is, it's also a big distraction. Our kids are more distracted now than we ever were at their age. I was always outdoors playing outside with the kids in the neighborhood, not even realizing at the time that I was building good social skills. Today's parenting culture often emphasizes cultivating the perfect human being for a future, high-tech economy that's forever changing. We are often rushing from activity to activity in an attempt to help our children become one-day employable people who will enter a competitive world in which they can thrive. Well, that's all fine and good, but I'm a mom of a 9-year-old boy who just wants to take some time to breathe with my child and have fun. I'm trying to teach my son the importance of building strong bonds with people with good hearts and to avoid all the negativity in the world (as much as you can). My son loves science, swimming, and superheroes to name a few. But through all the learning he will do, I'd like him to learn the importance of nurturing friendships.
I don't have all the answers, but I'd love to form a group with parents, grandparents, and caregivers, who are looking to find a good group of kids for playdates. We'll get out and get creative, as well as stay local and keep it simple. So whether your married, divorced or widowed with kids, we'll build connections. If you have a child/children around the same age, then definitely check out this meetup. We'd love to have you join us!