Encouraging pre-teens and more so teens to be involved and interested in family activities and educational learning can be a challenge. Spending time with friends, online activities, combined with increasing independence and the (albeit at times ambivalent) urge to break free can be stiff competition for spending time with boring parents, who don't know much! (all tongue in cheek!).
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Recently my 13 (14 in a few short months) year old son and 12 year old daughter and I have started playing a game call Family Fortune. Which we announce in a big echoing voice for theatrics.
We play it in the car and often when we return home from a trip, because they are so excited to continue playing.
Firstly I defined the rules for them clearly from the start to avoid nitpicking fights!
It works like this:
(X) Examples of 50/50
(1) Q1. What is a common noun?
(2) Q1. What is an adverb? 50/50 question: Pick out the adverb in the following sentence The dog walks quickly across the hot road.
(3) Q1. What is the lowest common denominator of 1/2 and 1/3?