• Why I'm Not Worried About The Summer Slide

    10 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    If you are the parent to a school-age kid, you've probably heard about the “summer slide” by now. Nope, it's not some fancy new slide you'll have to go out and buy. It's the idea that during the summer months, your kid is apt to lose some of the academic progress they've gained during the school year (because, duh, they aren't in school in the summertime).
    The “summer slide” is not just a theory; there's some truth to it. Studies have shown that kids can lose up to 2-3 months of academic progress during that time. This is especially true for low-income children, who might not have as much...
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