First time posting but long time lurker, lol. Hoping to get some feedback from smart ladies.
After working full time outside the home for the past several years, I now find myself working from home. In the past, my twelve year old has gone to our local Rec center while I worked so she had plenty to do. Now she is home and is quickly becoming bored.
It feels awful to say it, but I have NO idea what to do with her. She's an only child and doesn't have many friends in the neighborhood. She's content to spend hours on the computer. For various reasons, that's not what I want for her. I ask her if she wants to invite the friends she does have over and I get a shrug. I ask her what she'd like to do and I get a shrug.
We have her signed up for a week of sleep away camp and a week long cooking day camp but I'd really like to do some things that don't cost a ton of money. Does anyone have any suggestions?
It makes me sad to see her just stuck inside on the computer and not interacting with real life friends. Is this the new normal?