What is Your Teen Doing This Summer?

June 10, 2022 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

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I was talking with one of my parents on social media about kids working and what we did (as kids) when summer break occurred.

One of the things that was always understood was that my sister, brother and I did not have summers off. We may have been out of school, but we either had book lists to read and write reports on, we attended day camp; we were camp counselors or we had summer jobs. We did not take the summer off and get up when we felt like it. 🤷🏽‍♀️

My mom said that “An idle mind is the devil’s playhouse.” 😈

The relationship between entitlement that parents complain about, and their inability to set boundaries on what they require their child to do or not do is very interesting. Teens will never admit that they want to work, go to camp, or read books during summer break.

No firm plans for the summer doesn’t do anything for your child but allow them to get into mischief, or start bad habits for getting up in the fall and the next school year.

A relationship that I find interesting, is the importance of teaching our kids how to earn and manage money. My parents tied our allowance to weekly chores as a way to help us learn how to earn and save money.

Requiring your child to work, complete chores around the house, cut grass for neighbors, babysit, or work part-time, builds character and responsibility.

“An idle mind is the devil’s playhouse.”

I would love to hear how you will work with your child this summer to help them build responsibility and character. 💪🏽

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