This has been an epic summer in the Northwest. We have seen the light! We have had many warm, sunny days! It didn’t even rain on the fourth of July this year! What more can we ask for?
But even so, kids start to tire of all of this free, unstructured time. It’s more difficult to connect with friends who may be on vacation when they are home. School is the daily social meeting ground of childhood and adolescence. When school is out, kids can get lonely and yes, bored.
They get grumpy. They ramp up sibling conflict. Fights over television shows, game time, or even who gets... Read More