Journaling Our Summer Away

September 3, 2014

Journaling offers kids the chance to think about their happiest memories. In their journals, kids can record events and reflect on summer’s greatest days and their upcoming plans for the school year.  These prompts make super-great conversation starters at the breakfast or dinner table!  Connect with your kids and celebrate the end of summer the right way by commemorating the season’s happiest occasions.

Write about your ideal summer day. What does it include?

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Did you spend much time with friends this summer? What did you do together?

What is your favorite summer memory?

What are you most excited to do when school starts?

What would you do if summer lasted all year long?

Have you ever had a summer job or done something to make money during the summer? Write about your experience or brainstorm money-making vacation ideas.

What are the best summer activities in our city?

How many times did you go swimming this summer? Write about your favorite memory at the pool.

How did this summer compare to other summers?

What is your favorite thing to do outside during the summer?

What are the key ingredients of a memorable summer?

How are the beginning and the end of summer different from one another?

How would school vacations be different if they took place during the winter instead of the summer?

What do you feel on the night before school starts?

If you could spend a summer anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

Does your family have any special rules during the summer?

Should teachers assign summer homework? Why or why not?

What is the most exciting thing you did all summer?


Be Wise!



In my own family and in my work with hundreds of families, I often say this about parenting –


“Parenting is not a destination but a journey, with plenty of pot holes and smelly rest stops – but there are also breathtaking scenic overlooks along the way!  Take the time to enjoy the view!”


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