For those of us with children and/or adolescents, summer can be both a fun and stressful time. While the stress of getting to school, homework, projects and after school activities subsides, it is often replaced with lack of structure, boredom, and immense amounts of less supervised free time. Often, parents try and identify a successful synthesis that yields some relief from the day-to-day academic stress of the school year through thoughtful productivity and reasonable down time. Here are some resources that may be helpful in negotiating summer plans.
- Are you noticing that your child is more moody in the summer? There may be a good reason why.
- Looking to realign your parenting goals in an effort to strike a balance between happiness and success? Here is a great primer to rethink parenting goals.
- Want to make the most of your summer vacation before trying to figure out ‘Where did our summer go?”. Here’s are some great recommendations for making your summer time meaningful with an emphasis on the family.
Feel like you haven’t seen your child’s face in a while because there’s always a digital device in front of it? Summer can be a great time to optimize your family’s digital plan. Take the 21 day family challenge (and here’s some great research that supports finding an effective balance for screen time).