Preparing for Summer Break - Resources for Families

Summer break brings a lot of fun but can also be stressful for parents who are trying to find ways to keep kids busy and productive without a normal school routine. Unstructured time can be fun and creative, but all kids can also benefit from structured activities to help them grow and avoid getting into trouble. Summer can be an especially hard time for children who struggle with social isolation or mental health concerns.

Following are some summer activities, resources, and support groups to help you create a great summer for your child:

Four Important Topics to Discuss with Teens at the Start of Summer

  1. What will you be doing to be productive (job, volunteer, sports/activities, etc.)?
  2. How will you manage screen time, social media, and peer drama?
  3. Who will you be hanging out with and what are the expectations about curfew, sleepovers, and parties?
  4. What is your plan for exiting risky situations like drinking, drugs, etc.?