Not Enough Dessert (Summer) to Go Around

By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | August 7, 2012

If your children didn’t do everything they planned for summer, don’t worry. There will be more summers in the foreseeable future. Think of summer as the dessert culminating a long feast; August is the appetizer, the nine months of school are the main course and lastly, summer is served on a tiny plate with just enough to leave you wanting more. It’s all in how you look at.

Now is the time to ready the children, home and self for school-night schedules and what may seem like endless homework, book reports and science projects. No matter which you tackle, if you teach the kids to look upon the assignment as a challenge rather than a chore they are more likely to have a positive attitude during the process.

How do you teach that mindset? You don’t tell— you show. When Tony comes home after school with, “The teacher hates me; she gave me the Civil War project.” You simply beam and say, “Wow Tony! That’s my favorite period in time!” Then you go on about how our country was still growing and wrestling with the moral issues, etc. (Cut it out; you’re rolling your eyes.) You get the message…pump it up!

Copyright © 2014 Jackie Saulmon Ramirez. All Rights Reserved.

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About Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

Jackie has volunteered for more than twenty years for children and family issues. Currently she writes for parents in the "Reminder" and "Parent Rap" Facebook page. If you are interested in receiving the "Reminder," send her a message.
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