I'm asking for a friend who has her dd's (10 and 11yo) one day a week. She needs ideas on fun things to do with her dd's when they are there (they declare most things "boring!!"). What types of activities are, in general, enjoyed by girls of that age?
Also, I'd like to be able to recommend some books on discipline, that would be relevant to her situation. I already recommended How to Talk So Kids Will Listen..., and Loving Your Child Is Not Enough (both based on the same ideas). She needs ideas on how to deal with hitting, saying mean things, slamming doors, etc. I think she'd do well learning that setting/enforcing boundaries does not equal being mean, kwim?
I know it's "different" for a mother to be a non-custodial parent, but there's a long history that I will not go into.
Becky, partner to Teague, SAHM to Keagan (7yo), Jonah (2yo)