Monday June 17, 2013
It's the first day of summer break where we live. And my kids aren't bored yet. But they will be. At some point I'll hear about it. It might be weeks away, or even a month into summer vacation. But it's coming.
Fortunately, I've given this a little thought and can direct my kids to do any number of things to vaporize boredom and turn it into something fun and interesting. How about you? What do you tell your kids to do when they complain about summer vacation and boredom?
Sunday June 16, 2013
If your tween is going to summer camp this summer, you probably talked about using sunscreen and bug spray. You might even have mentioned what to do if your child gets homesick, but you probably haven't discussed the camp rules your child should know.
Every camp has rules that all campers should follow. You will help your child make the most of the camp experience if you review these rules before you child heads off for a week away. Camp rules will likely be found on the camp's website, or in the literature you received when you signed your child up for summer camp.
Saturday June 15, 2013
Your child's school year is probably over by now, and you and your tween are thinking about summer camp, the pool, summer tans and staying cool. But now is a good time to think about the school year and to think of ways to improve on school habits next year.
Review how you and your child stayed organized, tackled homework and projects, and prepared for tests. How could you simplify your process or do it just a little bit better?
Consider options for next year, and if necessary, write them down before you forget. After all, the new school year will be here before you know it.
Sunday June 9, 2013
We're planning a summer road trip and I can't wait. I love hitting the highway with a cooler full of drinks and sandwiches, my kids in the back with blankets and pillows. Being on the road gives me time to think, time to talk and I relish the fact that my computer isn't hooked up -- no temptation to log on to check email, Facebook or headline news.
When my children were younger, I used to pack goody bags full of activities, games, and snacks. Now I let them pack their own -- and it's always fun to see what they decide to bring along.
How about you? Any summer road trips in the plans this year?