There is never a bad time during the year to help your children develop their independence and learn some self-management skills. In fact, the summer might be the best time of year because it lacks so much of the structure that the rest of the year provides. And perhaps most importantly, you might even be able to get ahead of your kids whining that they are bored. Here are some great ways to use summer choices.

Resources to Support Summer Choices

The Family “Bucket List”

This Week Have I?: Fighting the Summer Doldrums

4 Steps to Help You When Your Kids Say They Are Bored

Summer Planning: Turn over the Bucket List to Your Kids