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May 28 2010 - 03:31pm
Summer Resources for Families
Schools are winding down, as those dog days of summer approach. Teachers grade final exams, prepare summer reading assignments, ponder the year past,  mail the report card, relish the staff lunch, take down the classroom calendar. We ask fellow parents what they're doing -big gulp - once the school year closes. There's usually a look of concern, sometimes a knitting of brows. We wonder how to fill the seeming summer vacuum. Is it another full host of camp; a myriad of classes; a full time nanny; an entire summer somewhere, en famille; or, if lucky,  respite abroad? Let's slow the pace, savor the moment, enjoy little things that make a small difference in our day.  Start breathing. Lessen the scheduling. Highlighting useful resources, apropos to Children and Family ….