Contract between parents, kids can improve summer break


Just because school is out, it doesn’t mean all the rules go out the window. Consider having your children sign a summer contract to help get through the time and bring your family closer together.

Boys Town recommends the Breeze Through Summer Agreement – which helps kids know where they stand regarding expectations and behavior during their free months.

Ideas include: agreeing to a consistent bed time, eating dinner together at least three times a week, helping prepare several meals a week and doing chores on time daily.

Parents can also agree to read a book to the kids each night, take the family on a fun outing each weekend and try something new as a family.

The summertime can be fun and chaotic – a little structure can help the whole family breeze through it together.