Alhamdulillah if I give my 8 yo son lessons for the day he is pretty occupied, well except language arts which he detests and I am thinking of ways to sneak it in. But it's the summer, I'm not doing lessons and I love to go places with them, we like learning this way too. Every outing I come up with is boring now, the library, parks, little kids museums, he is over it. The littler ones are still down for it, but he is getting to an age where I'm not sure how to entertain him. He wants to get into extreme sports like mountain biking and snow boarding, hockey, any thing with a high excitement level, and he also wants to take apart electronics and build new things, both of these things are out of my realm. This raises concerns for me about continuing on with homeschooling, how do I do this when I start to feel like I can't keep up? Or have littler ones who want to do different things and we are all together all day?
So I'm putting the question out to parents, even if you don't homeschool how do you accommodate kids of varying ages? And how did your activities change as your children get closer to the tween years?