How To Make The Most Of The Summer With Your Teen


It’s no secret that being a parent to teenagers can be tough. But it can also be incredibly rewarding. Because your baby is on their way to becoming an adult. So right now, you need to be there for them as much as possible. You have to make sure that you’re doing what you can to keep them on track, and just generally make sure that they’re happy. And it’s usually for this reason that you can look forward to the summer so much. Because you have a couple of months to really make the most of your time together. But how are you going to do it? Let’s break down five steps that you can take to make sure that you enjoy your summer with your teen.


  1. Book Vacation Time


If you have a busy work schedule, the first thing that you’re going to want to do is to book out your vacation time if you haven’t already. Ideally, you’ll be able to free up as much time as you can. If you’re self-employed, then you should find that you have a bit more flexibility to make this happen. Just make sure that you do have some time you can fill up here.


  1. Plan A Vacation


Next, you’re going to want to think about actually planning out your vacation. Whether you’re doing this as an entire family, or you want to go with just you and your teen, you need to start planning where to go. Make sure that you choose somewhere that works for you both. Think about the type of environment you want to be in, what activities you want to do, and how long you want to go for. Even get your teens opinion too, so you know that you both going to enjoy it as much as possible.


  1. Research Days Out


From here, you’re going to want to think about the different days out that you can plan together. Maybe there’s something that they’ve always wanted to do, like visit an escape room, or take a trip to a world-renowned museum? No matter what it is, look into the options that you have and then allocate the days. This is the best way to make sure you actually get stuff done.


  1. Think About The Future


But at the same time, you’re going to want to be realistic about the summer and their futures too. Because it can’t be all fun – particularly if they have dreams and aspirations that they want to follow. Think about the internships that your teen can do this summer. If they know what career path they want to follow, this is a great way for them to get ahead and learn something new this summer.


  1. Spend More Time Together


Finally, you’re also just going to want to think about spending some more time together. Doing basic things like cooking, shopping, watching movies, or playing sports can be an incredible way to make the most of the time you have together this summer.

16 thoughts on “How To Make The Most Of The Summer With Your Teen

  1. I think going for holiday with your teens is a great idea as you can keep nice memories together (before they leave the nest) or volunteering overseas also serve as a great experience. Internship is always good, I wish I had more chance to go for internship when I was a teenager. Hope you will have a nice holiday with your teens 🙂

  2. This brings back great memories for me 🙂 I used to go on day trips with my mom and play tennis with both my parents in the summer, along with vacations, so those times were great for bonding.

  3. Such a sweet post and bringing back so many memories of my summers spent with my mom. I love the idea of planning a vacation. That is such a great way to bond and create unforgettable memories 🙂

  4. I think it’s really nice to spend some time with your teen especially during the summer where they have all the time in the world. I think these are great ideas! Vacations are one of the best ways to strengthen a relationship.

  5. My kids younger but again these tips are great for their age also. Most importand of all is actually Spend More Time Together! This is fun and always you can find what to do with them…walks, cinema, go to the beach, eat ice cream and many more.

  6. These are all fabulous tips for spending more time with your teens. I have two who are ages 22 and 17.

  7. My kid is just threenager but I fear so much of him being a teenager and what all challenges it will bring to me as a parent. You’ve shared good ideas on spending time together and thinking the future road.

  8. One of the things im most grateful is the quality time I spent with my parents as a teen growing up. It didnt matter what we did, just spending time laughing, conversing was so special.

  9. Love this I have no children at the moment as I am only 24, so slightly young for teenagers ha. But going on holidays with my mum brought us much closer and we try to go away once year which is amazing and something I look forward to.

  10. Great ideas. Time really flies so fast, my nieces are now teens – most of the time they rather spent more time with their peers, but with these activities we might have a better bonding this summer.

  11. I don’t have a teen yet my eldest is 6 and my youngest is 2 but it still a good tips for me to make our summer happier and memorable thank you for sharing this.

  12. I now have a teenage daughter! We try to go on mother-daughter trips at least once a year. In fact, we are on one now in Houston for the weekend!

  13. ahh all my nieces ate teenagers I may steal some of the idea’s and make some memories with them this summer ! thank you for sharing

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