What can I do to encourage my 12 year old son to do more productive things?
My daughter, age 13, dominated the "public children laptop" which was meant to be shared with her younger brother. The summer finally came upon us, but she had gotten sucked into the laptop and spent almost all day on it; watching anime 60% of the time, playing the MMO runescape another 30% of the time; and otherwise skyping her friend from school.
For better or worse, the laptop's screen was just cracked and is now virtually unusable. I see this as a good opportunity for her to go find a hobby, activity, etc. that she could really like or maybe even be passionate about.
What i need are some sites, ideas, or books that will help her discover some new things to do that she will like to do more than watching anime. Any pointers? Thanks in advance!
if this helps: she also likes to.....
- Draw, and learn to draw from youtube
- Make things out of colorful ductape
- Spend time with friends about 2 days of the week
- be creative
- NOT do anything requiring hand-eye coordination