Parents always ask what should we work on over the summer. It is important to work on academics over the summer but over the summer months you should be for creating memories with your children. How should I do this you ask? There are many ways to do this, go to the park, explore your community, look online for at the many free or discounted days at many of the museums in the area, read with your child, have a picnic, go out at night and look at the stars. These are just a few things you can do with your child. The most important thing you can do with your children over the summer is talk and interact with your children.
Another thing to do this summer is when your children want to get together with a friend have them pick up the phone and call their friend. This works on communication skills that many of our children are lacking these days. As technology continues to improve and be at our fingertips our children continue to become more and more reliant on it. I have seen this with my own kids at home. I have a challenge for all parents that read this blog. Create a time in your day whether it is an hour maybe two where everyone in the house does not use technology. During this technology free time create memories with your children. This will be a very hard challenge but maybe one of the most rewarding challenges you have with your children this summer. Enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Your Goodrich family will be waiting to with open arms to see you again on August 15th to hear about all the summer memories .