Family End Of Summer Strategies

Hard to believe, but the traditional summer season is actually starting to wind down. For most families, it’s time to start thinking about finishing the summer on a positive note, while also beginning to prepare for a great upcoming school year.

Here are 3 ideas you might want to consider –

Visit Your Bucket List – Is there a place or activity you were planning to experience this summer? There’s still time to accomplish that goal! If age-appropriate, discuss your summer dreams with every member of the family.  Try to pick out at least one more thing you can do together before school time arrives again.

Declare A Holiday – Set aside one day to make FUN your full-fledged priority.  Do whatever sounds right in that context … an amusement park, sporting event, picnic or swimming pool . . . or maybe a relaxing day around the house filled with games, puzzles, favorite movies & ice cream. Don’t let life’s daily pressures intrude on your special day.

Plan For A Great School Year – Early August is also an ideal time to start thinking about the school year in a positive and empowering way.  The age of your kids will determine your tone and topics, but have some conversations and be a good listener.  What is your child looking forward to, worrying about or wondering about?  Use the next few weeks to get everyone in a positive frame-of-mind for the months ahead.