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.