Since I have the attention of at least a few people who stumble by or regularly read my blog here; I am going to put a quick shout out to all of y’all on behalf of my assignment for this week in YA lit:
This week you should talk to as many people as possible about what the word constructive means when it comes to constructive use of time and teenagers. Talk to colleagues, friends, kids, family members, etc. and find out how they define that word and whether or not they think that things like reading a horror book or about the history of Barbie or if reading the content of the TV Guide website is constructive. Is playing a video game constructive? Etc. These don’t have to be formal interviews, just as you are talking with people try to weave this question into the conversation. Ask as many people as you can.
So the question goes out to everyone out there: what does “constructive” mean to you in regards to use of time, especially for teens? Does your definition change for adults/yourself? Do you have reasons that you feel that way? Ask your teen friends or your own kids and let me know what they say too.
Lay it on the line for me peeps and let me know where you’re coming from!