Keeping your children’s brains continually active during the summer vacation months is a challenge. I will continue to provide a number of ways for you to do so in my blog posts. In this week’s blog post, I suggest considering setting aside a day to bring your children to work with you to see and learn about what you do for your profession. There is a national day set aside for bringing your children to work during the month of April, but I think that summertime may be a good time as well to have them visit. Be sure to speak with your employer first and get the visit approved. And, importantly, plan for what they will be doing.
There are some excellent ideas at the website below that you can use. You will need to plan for and cater to children of different ages. Please remember that this is not a free-for-all to have your children running around the office or having co-workers babysit for you. This is a teachable time for your children. You can plan for a half-day or full-day visit and include other parents who may be interested as well.
You should also consider having your children visit the workplace of a close friend or relative. That way, they will learn about a variety of professions.
Be sure to talk with them at the end of the day about what they have learned. Ask them questions and listen to their answers. Take the time to help them understand what your profession is all about. They are growing and learning and need your assistance.
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