We have just celebrated Thanksgiving and now everyone is caught up in the upcoming holidays. So why do I suggest we think about summer now? Well, you know that rushed, stressed feeling you have about the holidays? Do you really want to repeat that feeling when it comes to your child’s summer plans? It is a proven fact that the warmth and sunlight of summer is good for your psyche. So take a deep breath and imagine your teen exploring the world, participating in a community service project, sitting in a college classroom enjoying a class that they selected or putting those foreign language skills to use thru a language immersion program. Imagine your camper swimming in the lake, singing camp cheers or just laughing with their bunkmates. This is the time to have leisurely conversations with the camp director or summer teen program director. This is the time to find out what interests your child wants to pursue – sports, arts, science or outdoor adventure.
Enjoy the warmth of your home during the holidays knowing you will enjoy the upcoming months without the stress of “what is your child doing this summer”.