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.