As school children we awaited summer vacation with baited breath. By the middle of May we knew exactly how many more school days until we were “free”. No more teachers, no more books… you know the rest.
But as parents and care givers when summer approaches our joy may be tinged with just a little apprehension. The kid or kids are going to be home all day. Schedules will change. Our energies redirected. Our attention demanded. How can we possibly do it? For eight great tips on scheduling and parenting (and surviving) during summer see the Philadelphia Inquirer from May 26, 2011 on philly.com.