Articles touting the importance of the first five years of childhood are everywhere. They remind us that early years of a child’s life are impressionable and should be handled with care. While that’s certainly true, we at Room To Escape are focused on a different phase of child development. We’re talking about the years from age 13 – 17. We call it the “last five years” and we think those years are just as important to a child’s development as the first five.
Why Do The “Last Five” Matter So Much?
The last five years are a parent’s last chance to help their teen develop into a young adult and a productive citizen. It may be the last five years that you’ll live in the same place as your kid. The last five years are valuable and filled with opportunities to make a difference in the life of your child. They’re a beautiful time for parents and caregivers to bond with their children.
At Room To Escape, we love seeing parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and caregivers interacting with the teens in their lives. Our escape games are a great chance for families to connect. We offer an hour of quality time without phones or outside distractions. Our games are fun, challenging, and family-friendly. You’ll work as a team and have a great time in the process. Plus, you can stick around to enjoy board games and free coffee, water, and tea in our game café!
Do you want to know more about escape rooms? Check out our website for a list of Frequently Asked Questions with answers. And be sure to visit our blog archive for tips on engaging kids during your escape experience.
The teen years are more than just the end of childhood. They’re the beginning of the next chapter in a young person’s life. Make the most of this impressionable time. Do you remember how fast the first five years went? The last five years go by even faster. Make great memories at Room To Escape!