by Patricia Feager
"Education is what remains after what one has forgotten
what one has learned in school."
Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Bicycles, Scooters, Etc.
Remember, there are new drivers on the roads. Texting and driving are not allowed in TX and in most states in the United States but are you sure kids will remember? Beware of baby drivers old enough to drive.
Running, Playing, Not Looking Where You're Going
Remember, kids have short attention spans. No matter how skilled and physically fit a child appears to be, they are still learning to practice independence. Watch out for kids.
Entertainment vs Boredom
Remember, pre-teens and teens have hormones. They still need discipline, structure, and rules to follow. Plus, all kids, young adults, and people of all ages have consequences for their actions.
Internet Safety & Chat Rooms
Remember, when it comes to children, parents need to trust and vice versa. Today's world is different than when you went to school or your parents. Set up emergency plans and practice safety. Do your kids know who to call in case of an emergency? Cyber Security is for everyone.
"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live." ---John Adams
Remember, when it comes to jobs, volunteering, and earning money, children need opportunities to demonstrate responsibility. Are there neighborhood opportunities for children to earn some money like cutting grass, babysitting, pet sitting, doing chores? Volunteering without pay builds character.
Remember, will you remember to be patient now that many kids are already out of school and others will be out shortly? Remember, many children still go to school during summer vacation, there are sports, swimming, vacations, music, dance, and other activities for children of all ages. Be mindful. Schools are out for summer. Watch out for kids.