Do you remember summer vacation when you were a teen?
For me, it was hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and, yes, complaining about being bored. What I DON'T remember is homework. Lots and lots of homework.
But that's the reality for my son, who will be a high school senior. He has to read at least four books, write multiple reports/research papers, outline sections of another book and complete vocabulary index cards.
As a parent, I understand the need to keep kids' brains engaged over the summer.
But I admit I do feel a bit sorry for my son, who has been grousing about the work - but, it must be noted, hasn't actually started any of it!
Looks like the second half of his summer will be very busy.