Thursday, March 27, 2014

Summer is Coming-HELP!

As tough as the school year is for parents that advocate for their child with learning differences, summer is harder.  Do I hear an amen?  I always thought it would be nice to have  a break from dealing with the  school issues.  Well, I came to eat those words many times.  Summer is just hard especially for children who have a lot of impulsivity or rigidity.  Summer requires a plan.   Over the next few weeks we’ll look at developing the plan so this summer might be the best one ever.   You must have a target, or order to ever hit it.  

Let’s consider the following topics.
1.  Summer Goals
2.  Plan to achieve goals
3.  Executing the plan
4.  Advocating during the summer
5.  Day-to-Day life
6.  Vacations, summer camp, programming
7.  Getting a break
8.  Structure/Down time
9.  Sibling Care
10 Advocating for the new school year

There’s a lot here but we have just enough time to tackle these subjects before the last day of school.  Hopefully, these discussions will help you have a great summer with your children.