Transform Your Garage into a Teen Turf
August 13, 2021
Build a space where your child can spend time doing what he likes. As children turn into adolescents, spending time alone has been more evident and frequent. They spend most of their time in their bedrooms, and they sometimes lock the doors and put up a sign saying “Do not disturb.” Gone are the days that we see the children cling onto their parents’ legs. They stopped being their parents’ shadows. And for the overly worried parent, this could mean a red flag. However, being alone does not always equate to harmful practice, but the solitude that teens enjoy can contribute to their learning curve and is beneficial to their developmental stage. Why not use this momentary solitude and turn it into a creative outlet for your teens? Help them recognize and utilize this connection to one’s self into something productive--focusing on positive energy and outlook. Is your garage the room in your house that sees little movement? Then turn the place into your teens’ sanctuary. Make use of the garage to help build a hobby for your child, hone the talents they possess, or support their much needed space to clear their heads.