Encourage Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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American millenials and children have an exaggerated reputation for being lazy and not wanting to work. This is simply not true of most of us, but it’s also not able to be dismissed.

Lately I have seen the following phrase everywhere: “Your grandparents were called to war, you are being called to sit on the couch. You can do this!” People find it to be hilarious.

While it is our duty to stay home, I don’t find it to be funny. I find it to be frustrating.

Suddenly, we are given an exorbitant amount of time. Yes, the circumstances are grim and we can’t venture far from our houses. Regardless, shouldn’t we be teaching our youth the value of spare time instead of encouraging them to sit on the couch and watch TV? Just a thought.

Please share this message with the youth in your life if you agree. If you are looking for some adventurous things to do during this time, check out 10 Ways to Adventure without Travel.

I know the coiners of this phrase and the parents spreading it around do not have malicious intent. I just wanted to bring the card to the table that suggests encouraging our nation’s youth to reach a bit higher.

As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading! Keep your eyes out for a list of self care activities that can make your quarantine feel like a staycation! Coming soon…

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