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Books, bike rides can help teens beat summer boredom

by Grant Mason
| June 29, 2010 9:00 PM

Summer vacation has just started and parents already are complaining that their kids are bored.

Well, I'm here to help you with that.

Option one: Read a good book.

Maybe not? How about a bike ride? For those of you who live downtown this might be interesting and fun. If you don't want to go alone, you can drag a friend along. Maybe you could take a walk. If you live out of town like me, a walk in the woods is very nice in the late afternoon. In the city, maybe you could take a walk by the lake or in the park.

You can also just hang out with any of your friends who live somewhere near you. That's always fun. It's always a fun thing to torment your siblings, too, providing that your parents will allow you to.

Another great option is to get more background knowledge on the career you're interested in. Don't think that anyone will take you? You probably can find someone who will take you. Last summer, I worked with a contractor (if you are working with builders, be prepared to be given mean and sometimes vulgar nicknames). I thought it was a fun job. This summer, I have an apprenticeship here at The Press. So far, this is a fun job. So, as you can see, it is entirely possible to get an apprenticeship.

And there's always the idea of staying in a dark little room playing video games all summer. Like that one? Sorry, but I wouldn't recommend that unless you plan on becoming massively obese.

Well, that can get you started, at least. And I still do recommend reading a good book.

Grant Mason is a student at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy.

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