(WICHITA, Kan.) — 83 days until kids go back to school.
Today is the last day of class for Wichita Public Schools and that leaves some parents in a dilemma.
“We try to keep a structured, organized schedule so that it’s not just boredom and fighting and chaos around the house,” says Dawn Fair, a parent of three kids at Gammon Elementary.
Dr. Jim Snyder, a professor of psychology at Wichita State University, says there are some things parents can do to ease the transition to having kids out of school during the summer. He says one of the biggest issues is finding supervision for children.
“Probably the biggest concerns are, ‘what do I do with my child,’” says Snyder. “Even finding child care or supervised settings for your kids during the summer is an important thing.”