3 Parenting Tips To Keep Summer Fun

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Summertime is a fun time for new adventures and bonding more with your children, but the heat and “I’m bored” can cause any parents nerves to be a bit on edge. We have 3 easy parenting tips to help keep your summer fun and not frustrating.

  1. Focus on Fun – Summer is a time for memories and doing things a bit off schedule. While you will want to stay on routine (children work best with routine), you can be flexible for fun. Take some time at the beginning of the week to plan at least one fun activity every day. It can be as simple as running through the sprinkler for 30 minutes, making a simple craft or taking a nature walk.
  2. Set Rules – Just because it’s fun time doesn’t mean the regular rules don’t apply. Be consistent with your parenting rules of sharing, kindness, cleaning up, etc. Kids need consistency, not chaos.
  3. Be aware – Are you planning too many activities that your kids are constantly exhausted or too little so they are bored? Taking a few minutes to be aware of how your kids are responding to your summer activities can help you adjust accordingly.

What summer parenting tips do you have?

2 Responses to “3 Parenting Tips To Keep Summer Fun”

  1. Aimee Fontenot July 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    This is a great article. It’s so important for children to have fun during the summer, but it’s also important to establish boundaries and still learn while having fun. If you can make a fun activity for your child where they can learn something, they won’t even realize it’s educational.

  2. Austin August 15, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Nice overview of smart summer parenting tips. Sometimes I think I need to provide a little more structure in the schedule during the summer.