Most of us enjoy a lazy day when we can sleep in Authentic Jonathan Ericsson Jersey , putz around and just relax a little and our kids are no different. However, when the dog days of summer come, some teens take that one couch out day and stretch it over an entire summer break. Here are some tips to combat summertime teen laziness and keep your teen active and engaged.

Communicate Expectations ? Tell your teen in a nonthreatening but firm manner that you will not accept their staying in bed all morning and afternoon. It is perfectly reasonable to ask that they get up at a decent hour. Explain that you want them to do more than merely watch TV, play video games, or visit social networking sites all day.

If your teen wants you to help pay for their summer activities, they should be willing to abide by a few summer guidelines. Set an age appropriate, specific time that you expect them to be home, based upon the level of trust they have earned. Ask them to take on a couple of extra chores during the summer to earn some pocket money. These chores could be for you or someone else, but make sure they go above and beyond the normal, everyday chores that every member of the family should be expected to do.

Get Them Engaged ? Whether you ask them to help you more around the house, participate in volunteer activities in the community, or help them get a job, you want them to be engaged in something worthwhile. Give them encouragement to help at a YMCA, children?s program, or nursing home. They may find they truly enjoy these volunteer activities and you will help them appreciate the joys of serving others that will last a lifetime.

Help them find volunteer positions by calling around to local places of worship, daycares, charities, or nursing homes. Local businesses may be hiring summer help; offer to help them find a job to earn some extra money. This will help them learn to manage money, but will also help them realize the value of their time. If they get paid by the hour, they might be less likely to fritter their time away.

Spend Family Time ? Avoid giving lectures about what they should do during the summer. (Lectures, period, are ineffective with teens.) Instead, find activities that you can do with them. You don?t have to spend every waking moment with your teen, but take some time to take them shopping, go to a movie, or out for a coffee. Keep it relaxed and let your teen open up to you in their own time and way. Summertime is a great time to reconnect with your teen. Don?t let these weeks go by without taking this time to slow down and just be together.

Encourage Physical Activity ? Take time to learn or play a new sport with your teen. Not only will this help your teen be more active during the summer, it?ll help you get some much needed exercise, too. Boys in particular are more likely to enjoy side by side activities. These are often great times to open dialogue with your son about important issues. Give tennis, swimming, cycling, or rollerblading a try. You both will benefit your health and well being.

Parents all over the country complain that their teens get lazy during the summer break. But teens, just like toddlers, need guidance, clear communication, and reminders of your expectations in order to be successful. These tips should get you well on your way. Ask your teen if there are things they?d like to accomplish before school starts, and then help them to meet those goals.

NAIROBI, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's foreign exchange reserves have declined to below five months of import cover after the Central Bank moved to cushion the Kenyan shilling from the aftershocks of U.S. election.

The dollar reserves currently stand at 7.54 billion dollars or 4.8 months of import cover, down from 7.63 billion dollars or 5.1 months of import cover early this month, latest data from the regular showed Monday.

It is the first time since April that the dollar reserves have fallen below five months of import cover, with analysts citing the U.S. elections as the cause of the over 90 million dollars decline.

Last week, the Central Bank expressed readiness to forestall the fall of the shilling due to speculative trading caused by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump surprise victory. Dealers confirmed the bank had intervened.

The apex bank normally intervenes in a volatile market by selling or purchasing of dollars, mopping up or injecting local currency liquidity depending on the direction of the shilling.

The shilling has remained relatively stable against the dollar following the U.S. election, closing last week at 101.8 against the dollar, from 101.6 the previous week.

Monday morning, the Central Bank quoted the shilling at 101.7 against the dollar, an indication that it had strengthened from last week's position.

Analysts, however, noted the shilling may not be out of the woods yet.

"This strengthening could be a sign of the shilling being artificially propped-up, and with increased dollar demand from oil importers as well as corporates to meet their foreign dividend obligations, alongside the global market volatility, we may witness short-term weakening on the shilling," said Cytonn, an investment firm based in Nairobi.


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