Plan ahead for summer.
It's not too early
to begin planning supervised activities for kids during summer
vacation. The middle-school and early-high school years can
be difficult with children too young to have a job and seemingly
old enough to look after themselves. At this impressionable
age, they still need supervision and lots of attention from
positive role models.
Try to provide
a series of interesting opportunities to keep kids occupied
and supervised. Some examples:
- Volunteer to
be a Junior Counselor at a day camp
- Take on responsibility
for animals, mail and watering for neighbors on vacation
in swimming lessons or join a swim team
- Visit grandparents
for a week
- Take a family
- Offer to be
a Mother's Helper for a neighborhood Mom with small children
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