Saturday, July 11, 2009

Children of Summer, by Mariah Boone

Mariah Boone of LoneStarMa has a pertinent article in We the People News about The Children of Summer:

...Summers are sweet when you’re a teacher and a parent because you finally get to try to make up to your children all that time that you spent grading and planning and going to other kids’ extracurricular activities when they really wanted you at theirs....

For far too many other parents, however, summers are a special kind of nightmare. Working parents of school-aged kids who do not have handily unemployed and loving relatives nearby do not have many attractive options for keeping their kids cared for in the summer.

For the whole article, please visit this page.


Lone Star Ma said...

Thanks for the plug!

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Interesting. I don't have anything profound to add. Just to say that, yeah, why do quality programs have to be so expensive? I'm not even looking to get my children off my hands during the summer, but some of those high-quality, fun programs that I think they might enjoy anyway are just too much.