Keeping it Sane in the Summer: Top Tips
- Routine. Try to create a daily routine or structure for the kids to follow, including consisitent wake-up and bedtime routines and an appropriate level of activity (and inactivity) each day.
- Education. Incorporate at-home work or a tutor to keep your kids on track with everything they learned, which will also allow them to start school on top of their game.
- Extracurricular. Whether it is a summer camp, library reading program or week-to-week scheduled activity, try to keep them engaged with things that they will find of interest among their peers.
- Family Time. It can be a weekly breakfast or dinner, a hike on the weekend or a day at the pool, but making “family time” will keep you connected and create time to be together.
- Friends. Help your kids foster the relationships that they built over the school year by scheduling time with their friends.
- Extended Family Visits. Try to schedule Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins or any family members who may want to visit for an extended period or have your kids visit them for a new experience among those you trust.