What’s your summer parenting style?
Should summer break be about R&R, hitting the books, or something in between? Identify your summer style – and how you can make it work to your kids’ advantage.
By Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann
What’s your summer style?
School’s out! Go ahead, take a deep breath and bask in the glow of another school year completed. But then what? As summer kicks in — and you find yourself juggling childcare, financial, academic, and entertainment concerns — which of these four summer parenting styles will you follow in the weeks between now and the first day of school?
#1 Laid-back: My kids work harder during the school year than I do — they need R&R!
#2 Learning light: If my kids don’t read on their own, I’ll give ‘em a little nudge.
#3 Work hard, play hard: An equal balance between learning and lounging is the goal.
#4 Work, work, work: Summer is the best time to get ahead — period.