How to maximize your child’s school vacation while beating the summer slide

Ah, summer. The wait for warmer weather and longer days is over. Vacation is just around the corner. And traffic on the way to work is not as bad.

But for parents with young children, summer means no school or after-school activities, which are replaced with the hassle of keeping kids safe, engaged and entertained. Also, academic development does not stop in the eight to 12 weeks between the school years, so parents are on their own there, too.

Northeastern Global News spoke to Jessica Hoffman, professor in the department of applied psychology at Northeastern University and a certified school psychologist, about how parents can make sure their children get the most out of the summer break.

Continue reading at Northeastern Global News.

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