Embracing the Summer Season
Structure and routine is very important for most kids – and parents – to flourish and succeed. Schedules are easier to maintain during the school year, but the seemingly endless summer days with fewer obligations can throw off a family’s equilibrium, as can a big transition like starting school again in the fall. Though summer is often a more relaxed and restful time, making sure kids are still learning and keeping their brains engaged is key for ensuring they’re ready to meet new goals once school starts again. Here, we asked three Chattanooga moms how they help ease the transition back to school and make sure their child is on track while still preserving the wonder of summer.