No, I don’t have the answer.
But, as someone without kids of her own yet, I’ve been reading with interest your ongoing discussion about the things parents must do to keep their children challenged and stimulated.
If it’s that hard during the school year, how do your kids stay sharp during the summer months?
Do they go to camps, or summer school, or spend their days at the local pool with their friends? Are there enough reasonably priced options, or do you watch your checking account plummet at this time of year?
If you’ve come across any especially good summer programs, by all means tell us about them (unless you don’t want word to get out).
My mom stayed home with us when we were young, so she was able to cart us around to swim lessons, summer camps and the library, and to supervise us from a distance (often, from inside the house) when we played freeze tag with our friends on the block.
What’s a family with two working parents –and without loads of disposable income — to do?
image from Yarnspinner68’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons