10 Summer Activities for Teens to Help Them Stay Healthy and Engaged

by Denise Pope

As communities begin to open up and families slowly emerge out of pandemic living, many parents have asked me, “What should my kids be doing this summer so they are prepared for the next school year?”

Parents worried about “learning loss” this year are wondering if they should be making kids do math worksheets, hiring a tutor, or packing summer schedules with academic enrichment classes.

I encourage families to take a step back and think about what we really want our kids to be learning and developing. Skills like critical thinking, creativity, resilience, and problem-solving are at the top of my list, not specific content like math formulas or vocabulary memorization.

Read full article published on Grown & Flown on May 21, 2021.

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