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Summer Kickback

by Dorian Quillen

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Summer is the perfect time to strengthen your relationship with your kids!

With the pressures of school, early morning s and late night homework over, now is a great opportunity to make lasting memories and have fun.  You don’t even have to spend a lot of money or travel very far to make the next couple of months one of the best times for your family.

There is a simplicity in the summer months that makes it easy to find joy in everyday experiences. During the rest of the year we all seem enslaved to fast paced routines that often leave little time to enjoy relationships. Now is the time to change that!

Eat cold watermelon outside on a hot summer night! Now that you are free of the constraints of school night bedtimes, take advantage of the longer daylight hours by spending time together out in the back yard relaxing and enjoying family time. It won’t be long before the days are short again and the homework is due.

Go to a matinee movie and share a vat of popcorn with your kids. Let them pick the movie and go laugh and relax and remember how blessed you are to have healthy, active children.

Take a day trip and have lunch at a restaurant in a new town you have never visited before. There are many beautiful places to explore within a few hours’ drive of the metro area and now is an ideal time to pack light and just take off for the day.

Play in the sprinkler and eat popsicles afterwards. Popsicles are summer on a stick! It is impossible to be unhappy when you are eating popsicles.

Summer was made for us to discover each other again. The days are long and lazy and present many opportunities for connecting in simple, joyful ways that your kids will remember long after the season has passed.

It will be gone before you blink your eyes, so start today and make it count!

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