Find challenging and stimulating summer service projects for kids. Many congregations offer mission projects where kids take a trip to help others, doing things like painting, repairing homes, and so on. Habitat for Humanity allows kids who are ages 13 and up to volunteer.
Tip of the Day May 22
Make sure that childcare settings provide a warm, nurturing environment, with age-appropriate toys and equipment. If you have any concerns, talk with the director or supervisor.
Tip of the Day May 21
Point out to your children that in any situation not making a choice is making a choice—it’s choosing not to choose. Explain how this gives someone else the power to determine what happens next.
Tip of the Day May 20
Teach your child to take all aspects of school seriously. That includes learning in the classroom and taking tests.
Tip of the Day May 19
Have fun while you learn something new together this summer! Sign up for a family activity through your parks and recreation department, community education program, or nature center.