Take a Break from Parenting..its summer time !!


Hello everyone , yes I am back after a long break ,and what better way to start our conversation than the  SUMMER BREAK !!

As a responsible and caring parent, we all want our kids to have a great summer vacation and most of us usually plan ahead to make it happen as well.

But now as a parent of a tween , it’s a whole new world altogether. As summer break approaches, parents of tweens and teenagers ( henceforth referred to as young adults )  including me may find themselves facing a unique set of challenges. With adolescents seeking independence and freedom, managing their summer activities can be a delicate balancing act. However, with patience, communication, and a few strategic approaches, parents can help ensure that their kids have a safe and fulfilling summer break.

In this blog, I am going to explore some effective strategies for managing our young adults during their summer break and give us THE PARENTS a break too.

So lets start: 

1.Encourage Goal Setting:

Encourage your young adult to set goals for the summer, whether they’re academic, personal, or recreational. Sit down together to discuss their interests and aspirations, and help them create a plan to achieve their goals. This could include pursuing a hobby, volunteering, or learning a new skill.

2.Foster Independence:

Let your son/daughter  take on more responsibility during the summer break. Encourage them to make their own plans, manage their time, and take initiative in organizing activities. Empowering young adults to make decisions and solve problems independently can help build confidence and self-reliance.

3.Establish Clear Expectations:

Set clear expectations and boundaries for your children’s summer activities. Discuss rules around curfew, screen time, household chores, and safety precautions. Be open to negotiation but remain firm on important issues such as safety and respect.

4.Encourage Productive Use of Free Time:

Help your kids find productive ways to spend their free time. Encourage them to pursue hobbies, interests, or part-time employment. Consider enrolling them in summer classes, workshops, or internships that align with their interests and career goals if they wish to.

5.Foster Open Communication:

Keep the lines of communication open with your young adults throughout the summer break. Create opportunities for meaningful conversations by engaging in activities together, such as cooking dinner or going for a walk. Be an active listener and validate their feelings and experiences.

6.Support Healthy Habits:

Encourage your kids to maintain healthy habits during the summer break, including regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and adequate sleep. Model healthy behaviours yourself and provide resources and support to help them make positive choices.

7.Plan Family Time:

Make time for regular family activities and outings during the summer break. Plan fun and engaging activities that the whole family can enjoy together, such as hiking, camping, or visiting local attractions. Family time provides opportunities for bonding and creating lasting memories.

I intend to and actually have already put in action some of the above tips with my tween aka Bumpy and yes sometimes there is solid resistance but keeping calm and being consistent is the key.

Navigating these young adults summer break can be challenging, but with patience, communication, and a proactive approach, parents can help ensure that their teenagers have a safe, productive, and enjoyable summer. By fostering independence, setting clear expectations, and supporting healthy habits, parents can empower their teenagers to make the most of their summer break while strengthening the parent-child relationship.

As always i cherish your comments and all the amazing experiences that you share with me, so keep them coming.

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4 thoughts on “Take a Break from Parenting..its summer time !!”

  1. Very helpful and informative for the nextgen. Infact it all gives a great foresight to us as parents too. Kudos Trupti and keep ups the good work

  2. Very informative …
    This would surely create a strong relation between child & parent.. beautifully written ..👏🏻

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