A time that children look forward to and a time that many parents have mixed feelings about. Anxious to have their children at home for a couple of months, some parents still struggle with what they will do to make sure that their children are safe, happy, and occupied. And for all the talk about children and teenagers needing more down time, the fact of the matter is if you are a working parent too much down time for your children can mean trouble.
In generations past, when many mothers were always home instead of working away from the house, summers could mean something different. Kids could wander the neighborhood, bike to the public swimming pool, and sleep under the stars on the cooler evenings. Today, however, things are a little more complicated. Not all neighborhoods are made for wanderi