My DD is 16 and is feeling very down at the moment. Not sure if it's the weather but she seems to cry at the drop of a hat. She doesn't seem to like herself at the moment and however much we tell her we love her it doesn't help
She is top stream at school but has done the majority of her exams with the rest and some retakes in June. We have had a bereavement recently with an elderly gentleman my husband has known all his life passing away so not sure it that is bothering her. She isn't going to the funeral tomorrow as she needs to go to school (her words not mine).
I would like to take her out as I feel we have had no family time for a while, myself and my DH work, I am at Uni and have had a lot of coursework to do, both DD's dance 3 times a week so I feel we have had no us time.
Unfortunately my car broke down just before Christmas and has cost a fortune to fix so haven't really got any spare cash so what can we do as a family that doesn't cost a lot and would interest a 16 and 11 year old.
What about getting a DVD - something you watched as a teen so they can laugh at what we thought was good & then another film once they've denounced your film as being rubbish. Would they enjoy making pizza for you all, either making the dough or buying bases & then choosing the toppings etc. trying to think of something cheap & slightly silly so you can all relax & she doesn't feel under pressure to be grown up etc. I don't know how old you are but do you think she'd like An Officer & A Gentleman? Could be too rude for your younger daughter.
Watching Friends is also a good cheerer upper, I think. Also, dont know why I'm thinking of this in particular, but do you have an outdoor ice rink - not that cheap i know, but outdoor skating can be very exhilarating, especially followed by a cake!
Thank you for all the lovely ideas. Don't need an outdoor ice rink as we can use our road but the challenge will be to get her out of the house. That is probably one of the main problems as she hasn't been out for a while and has just holed up in her room revising. We need to coax her downstairs and maybe get some board games out and, as I said before, have a silly Saturday.