How can your teenagers spend their free time effectively and constructively?

How can your teenagers spend their free time effectively and constructively?

Teenagers are always filled with rush and barely find the time. And have you any time saw your kid have a little time off, they utilize it either playing videos games or games on the mobile or are busy stalking different social media platforms.

They feel it a nice pass time but after a tiring day or week, it simply contributes to them being more exhausted. Also, helping your child use their time productively now, would help them be great achievers tomorrow. There are a variety of things to be done. Let us have them discussed:

Try what’s interesting: Every teen has one thing that interests him the most, and he always wanted to do it. It is not a hobby, it is something that they always wanted to try. It may be cooking, painting a pot, going to a kickboxing class or simply baking a cookie.

Why these are productive is, your teen spends time learning to know something he has always been keen to know about. Your teen would know if this thing interests him and could probably turn to be good at it. Some interests could actually turn to be a lifetime stress buster and they’ll need it once they turn to be adults.

Start to Read:

The best way to utilize your teens time constructively is through reading. Read a novel, storybook, autobiography or magazine or even a newspaper. Now, this is not just a pass time, it is more particularly helping to improve your teen’s vocabulary and teach them the right use of different words.

It broadens your child’s thinking skills and creativity. Also, tell your kids that the news and knowledge they know would help them make an interesting person in parties.

teenagers reading in free time

Remember, reading makes your memory sharp and that’s an edge for your teen’s academics. It is said that a CEO of a company reads a minimum of 60 Books per year.

Work Your Muscles up: Now as your teen is growing, he will find very little time to have some sort of physical activity to get involved in. He may mostly be involved in school, friends, homework and stuff like that. Therefore, in their free time, encourage time to play a sport, go for a walk with your pet or do exercise or yoga for a while.

This is key to being fit and active without feeling tired. It improves blood circulation and has its advantages as your teen is still going through rapid growth stages. And if your kid loves riding a bicycle then why not? Plus, it is fun.

Volunteering: Suggest your kid to volunteer in any sort of activity. Be it planting trees, setting up stalls for younger kids, trying to fund money by selling cookie or by just providing mentorship. It is a nice way to have your part contributed to the community.

It will help your teen to learn to work in groups when necessary, be humble and feel good about his/her kind work by being able to share their time and knowledge with others. Check up at the campus, school or the community and the kid will surely find one such thing they could be interested in, volunteering for.

Additionally, it is a great way to meet new people and helps to create a social network for your teen. You know or not, but at times the volunteering tasks contribute to your career aspects as well.

teenagers spending time with family

Spending time with family:

In today’s busy world, even a teenager is occupied with a lot of tasks and daily chores. So, teenagers need to go for spending their free time with their family and the most effective and constructive thing to you. In the longer run, your family will always be there to support you.

Spending time together will help the teen create a bond with their parents and get to talk about the things happening in the day to day time. This would also help your child feel cared about and have an idea that his parents are interested to know about their lives. Do things like playing a video game, a quick chess match, baking together, dining out or go for a long drive. It helps to stay connected.

There could be a lot more other things your child could do like making time for their hobby, writing a blog, learning a new language or taking up another academic course. Whatever it is, make sure you do not force your teen for any of it. Always give them the option to decide for themselves. Most importantly, make it a point to get the best of everything.


Make your teen get involved in whatever he is willing to do. It could be doing a particular activity of interest, reading, sweating out, being a volunteer or having quality time with their families. Make it a point to enjoy doing all of it.

1. There could be one thing other than the hobby, your teen would always want to do. Encourage to pursue it.
2. By reading books your teen can spend his time very constructively.
3. Volunteering himself for some social activity.
4. Spending quality time with your family.
5. Encourage to spend time outdoors in physical activity more than getting attached to electronic gadgets

How can your teenagers spend their free time effectively and constructively?

Try what's interesting

Start to Read

Work Your Muscles up


Spending time with family


Malathi A Ganesh is a B. Com Graduate, NTT, M.A (Lit), PGDEA (PG in Education Administration), PGDCA (PG Diploma in Computer Application), DTE (Diploma in Teaching English), ICEPT (International Certificate in Education Preschool Teaching) from Singapore and B. Ed. She has been in the field of education for the past 20 years and has an experience of running her own pre-school She is the Founder & Director Academics of Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd with 275+ play schools Pan India. She is an Educationist and a Child Psychologists by profession who wants to fulfill her dream of giving Quality Education to children in their earlier years. She is also into conducting positive parenting workshops, which talks about effective child rearing. She has conducted numerous parenting workshops in all her pre schools, schools and MNC’s.

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