Summer is here, and it’s that beloved (i.e. dreaded) time of the year when your kid’s out of school and hanging around the house with nothing to do for three months. Your general air of annoyance and jealousy aside (just because the kid’s free doesn’t mean you don’t have a 9-to-5 to be at), you probably need to think of something that will keep the kid busy and you, the parent, happy. Here are some things you can do to ensure your kid lives through the summer without dying of boredom, while you manage to stay sane.
Out of sight — out of mind
The easiest way to deal with a kid who has too much free time is to get rid of him, preferably without breaking any laws. If your parents, the kids grandparents, love the kid, you’ve got your solution right then and there. However, if you’re not this lucky, if your parents live too far away, or if your kid doesn’t like visiting them, you need to think outside of the box.