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In this podcast episode, we delve into the idyllic vision of summer that many of us grew up with, comparing it to the often more complex reality we experience today. We’ll explore the historical origins of the summer break for children and how the world of education has evolved since then, prompting us to reconsider whether it’s still a suitable model for today’s families.

Join us as we discuss how changes in the way children learn and the demands of modern life impact parents. We’ll also explore the idea that what’s not working for children might not be working for parents either, and why it’s becoming increasingly unrealistic for parents to have their kids at home for a full two months.

But it’s not just about problems – I want to hear from you too! Share your thoughts and experiences on this topic, and let’s consider the possibility of moving away from the traditional summer model to create a more balanced and fulfilling summer for everyone involved.


We talk about:

  • [0:00] Intro
  • [4:55] The vision of the summer we were sold vs. the actuality of it
  • [6:40] History of why our children have a summer break
  • [8:00] How the world has changed and how children are learning now in school
  • [11:00] If it’s not a good model for children, it’s not a good model for parents
  • [13:20] Why it isn’t realistic for parents to have kids at home for two months
  • [16:40] I want to hear from you on this topic
  • [17:30] Moving away from the traditional summer model

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