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This episode of the Blended Family News is a review of a chapter on helping children have a successful Summer vacation. It's based on a book by Michelle Farias called "25 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Healthy and Successful: Lessons from a School Counselor."

Michele Farias was a teacher and school counselor for over 25 years.


Summer vacation is fast approaching and as every kid is salivating about being out of school, sleeping late and watching TV and mindless movies, parents are stressing about how to maintain a healthy balance of relaxation and productive use of free time so that the kids don’t go back to school in the Fall saying they did "nothing" all summer. Blended families have the additional stress of organizing summer visitation, coordinating parent schedules and making sure the kids have structure as well as fun.

Ms Farias believes it is beneficial for kids to balance summer vacation time with productive activities because it prepares them for a successful school year ahead.

This episode offers useful pointers on helping your children find balance in their summer activities.

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