The summer of discontent: Affordable solutions for procrastinating parents – The Washington Post

“Even if they are not quite ready for traditional summer jobs, kids make great ‘mothers’ helpers’ for younger children, dog walkers for neighbors, plant waterers for friends and neighbors who might be at work or on vacation, ” says Andrea Bastiani Archibald, the chief girl and family engagement officer for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. “Think [of] a high school student on the soccer or debate team who can regularly engage your [child] in learning-related skills, or a college student with a major in computer science or fashion design who can share her knowledge and create some regular and fun activities, ” Archibald says.

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