What should working parents do during the summer with young teens that are too old for day care but too young to get a job?
One of our commenters is trying to figure out what to do with her 14-year-old son this summer. She sent me this note:
“How about a topic about what to do with your kids this summer if you have a full-time job. My son is 14. Too old for day care, too young for a “real” job, and we live in the mountains where you have to be able to drive to get any where! We do not even live in a subdivision. I am sending him to camp for one week. (It’s all that I can afford!) What do you do with them for the other nine weeks?”
I called my mom to ask her what she did with us at that age. She worked full time at a large Baptist church in Decatur. We went to the church’s summer day camp when we were little. I started working as an assistant in the church’s daycare area when I was 15 and did that each summer until I went away to college.
At 14, she thinks I babysat for