We all love summertime, but it seems year after year we forget that if you don’t plan or go out and enjoy it summer break is over before you know it. So, parents, I suggest doing things with your kids before summer is over. I know gas prices are high and things are getting expensive, but we must find ways to keep the kids busy and create memories with them.
I constantly hear parents stating that they don’t know what to do with their kids. I always find that confusing as there is so much to do with kids. They enjoy items like going to the pool, visiting aquariums, zoos, bike rides, going for ice cream, playgrounds, local or state parks, camping (it can even be in your own back yard), going to the fairs or festivals, visiting amusement parks, beaches, having a picnic, seeing the fireworks, and plenty of other activities.
However, there are some parents, especially ones with multiple children that need to start preparing for back to school while they enjoy the break as well. This year it seems Covid is slowing down, and many kids will be going back to school physically with so many things that have happened with school shootings, it can be very stressful for parents and children to the point that many are deciding that online classes are a better option. Whatever option you choose for yourself and your family that is ok. But keep in mind that socializing and meeting people in person is also important and this we learned with COVID so make sure to keep a balance if you choose to keep your kids at home for schooling.
We made sure to include topics that cover issues such as anxieties plus at the same time we included a list of things to do with the kids this summer before the madness begins. Here are some of the topics we included in this edition, such as educational toys, student loans, anxiety, catastrophic events, and mental health as bullying still exist. We covered traveling and homeschooling. We even threw in some extra recipes this month that are either for parents and children to do on their own or together. So have fun this summer regardless of what you do, just build memories, and don’t forget to take pics and selfies and share them with Palo.