I have been sitting on porches with my parents, watching children walk by in the late evening heat. When I was young, we made the same circuits through the neighborhood. These are different times, though. Marijuana is legal here in Washington, for one thing. I’m not sure what, if anything, ought to be done about these wandering kids. Summer nights with friends stand out among my favorite childhood memories. I will suggest that parents sniff a few of these returning kids while checking the color of their eyes.
Eduhonesty: Supervision and summer camp have a lot to recommend them. I will also suggest buying chips and hosting video games. If it’s not too hot, picnics and soccer games can work, too. If all else fails, family movie night can be a win.
Busier is better, at least most of the time.