Keeping Kids Learning, Healthy, and Out of Trouble
What will help the family make the adjustment to summer break?
- Positive parenting tips for summer—with tips on sibling conflicts, discipline, and family meetings.
- For parents of kids with ADHD: ADHD summer survival tips
- Helping kids make the most of summer freedom—includes tips for parents of teens
- Children maintain healthier weight in school compared to summer breaks—so parents may need to pay more attention to kids’ eating habits and activity levels in the summer. See YourChild: How Parents Can Fight the Obesity Epidemic for tips.
How can I keep my kids learning and reading over the summer?
- Summer Break—Keeping the learning habit:
- Reading Rockets: Summer reading—includes lots of parent tips and more.
- Take Kids to the Library This Summer!
- Summer vacation: Keeping our children engaged as learners—available at this link in English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
What do parents of teens need to consider over summer break?
- Watch out for kids gone wild
- Making sure your teen’s job is safe
- Don’t let summer vacation be the start of drug use in teens—tips to parents to keep kids drug-free
- For teens: Road tripping
- For teens: Tanning
Where can I find more information?
- YourChild: Summer Safety
- YourChild: Parenting Resources
- YourChild: Reading and Your Child
- YourChild: Summer Camp
- YourChild: Summer Reading
Compiled by Kyla Boyse, RN
Updated June 2011
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