Raising Boys

Australia
February 2, 2007 4:20am CST
Hi , I have two boys aged 9 years and 8 years . My big problem I have is keeping them intertained so they do not get bored . I had even tried doing craft with them which keep them amused for a few hours but not long any ideas !!!
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Get them involved in sports, they play soccer, they play hockey, they roller blade, get a net, some balls , a few hockey sticks and they will be busy for hours. My son would spend hours on his roller blades practicing shooting and backhands and everything else. He was never bored. DO they read? They can read books and play games.
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• Australia
18 Sep 07
Since we live Australia it has been Winter and Melbourne is so cold and windy so the boys can not play too much sport , but it is Spring time now it is beginning to warm up so the boys will be play cricket in the back yard again !! When Summer comes we get twilight so the days are also longer so the have more time play their outdoor actives such as cricket , football or even volley ball in the backyard !! We even do the old BBQ with friends and family from time to time . Now that it is warming up they can have far more fun outside !!
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
18 Sep 07
Whoa..you just had winter..that was our busiest time of the year. Hockey dominated our life..from September until April or May. At least 2 practices and 2-3 games a week and sometimes off-ice training as well.
• Australia
18 Sep 07
We are not that lucky here it just get way too cold to do anything here !! We all rather sit any read a book the boys enjoy reading their Star Wars books and play board games I try to keep everything at a educational level and at the same time fun for the children as they are two bright and smart little boys they also enjoy their play time as I buy toys and games to educate them they have their other toys as well !! As I keep it all pretty simply !!
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Boys like to copy their dads, give them the chance to learn things for themselves and give them outlets for their physical energy. Outdoor games and sport.
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• Australia
18 Sep 07
It would be nice my husband works night shift and our children are in school ! The children see him for 3 hours per day before he heads off to work . On his two days off which are Friday and Saturday . Friday he is helping me around the house and Saturday is the only day he gets to spend the full day with the children !! Sometime the children are doing their own things!! We all try to spend as much time together as we can as time is precious and we tend to make the most of what we have got !!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Feb 07
It really depends on the individual and what they like. I have sons now 31,29, and 15. You would think the 2 older ones being so close in age would have been good company for each other but not the case, total opposites. One had to and still does be on the go, moving, doing physical stuff and have people around all the time. The other I had to drag out of his room where he would stay for hours and hours reading. At 8 and 9 they know what they like to do. Ask them! Also agree with sports or scouts.
• Australia
18 Sep 07
Hi again faith I know it has some time ! My boys are 9 years old and 8 years old they both enjoy doing scrap booking with me . The 9 year old enjoys making thing with his hands as he plays with his lego's and k-nex whenever he can . He also enjoys his television and x box games My 8 year old enjoy playing on the computer mostly and enjoy reading his Star Wars books . Both boys enjoy different board games and alos they love their cricket and soccer !!!
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
29 Aug 07
I have a 14 and 17 son and I seem to have a hard time spending an equal amount of time with the both of them, I seem to spend more time with my oldest son since we have more in common with each other then I do with my youngest sons who is just into diffrent things than I am.
• Australia
18 Sep 07
Within my family I have a 16 year old step son a 9 year old son and a 8 year old son .My 16 year old step son just loves his movies and playing his electric guitar !!My 9 year old that love doing all sorts of things with his hands like building things out of his KNEX and loves to watch the television or movies almost all day if I would let him then I have a 8 year old that loves playing on his XBOX or play on our computer and he also loves to read his Star war books!! I had been told that my 8 year old would like to play the drum so he must wait !! As we are not ready for that !!