Monday, July 19, 2004

Summer Holidays are here

My three girls have started there summer holidays, and boy do I know it.

We have a broken PC, Broken Play Station and we've lost the remote control! Its only day one and boy am I looking forward to September.

The sun has once again come out and so now we are happy playing in the garden. This week we have trips to buy new school uniform and shoes and a visit to the movies to see Spiderman. Then its off to see The Mummy at the British Museum.

Unlike my time we have booked the girls into Summer School as well as 2 weeks in Italy so we have planned as much of their holiday time as possible. The problem is that in doing so we are creating children who expect to be entertained rather than capable of entertaining themselves, I am not sure if this is a good idea.

Do we need to give children time and space to develop social skills or are we creating demanding dependents who will never have the skills needed to stand on their own and interact?

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