summer time boredom

What if being bored is good for kids?

Three Ways to Slay the “I’m Bored” Dragon Summer is a time of relaxation and freedom.  It’s unstructured days and late nights;  movies and picnics, wild roller coaster rides at the theme park and lazy days poolside.  But eventually something will probably rear it’s ugly head.  It’s the dreaded “B” word. My kids would usually…

Read More

5 Ways to Create a Summer of Renewal

Do this… Not this Does summer mean a time of renewal for you? How do you make that happen? Here’s how NOT to make it happen: Dive into the weeks ahead with no plan except to fill every moment with enriching activities.  Schedule back to back camps or sports activities for the kids. Volunteer for every…

Read More

Create summertime memories through writing

  School Is All Over School is all over I’m in the next grade– And it’s picnics and popsicles, Pink lemonade, Sunburns and sailing And feet that are bare T-shirts and sneakers And sand in my hair, Swimming and rowing And fisherman’s fun. It’s hard to believe it, But summer’s begun.~Alice Low Don’t you love summer?…

Read More

How does your summer measure up?

For many parents and teachers in the south, the summer is rapidly coming to a close and school will soon be starting.  This means that families are getting in those last minute vacations and activities.  Kids are counting the last days of freedom while many parents are counting the number of day until they are…

Read More