ParentMap, July 2014 Issue

Published on: June 26, 2014

Why hello, summer.

Sunny days are here, and it's time to unwind, unplug and dream a little. Have you ever secretly fantasized about dropping everything and moving abroad? This month, learn how five families did just that, and hear the wisdom they have for others curious about taking a "gap year." And "free-range" mom Lenore Skenazy reminds us how free time allows kids to unfurl their imaginations and pursue whatever their hearts desire.

As always, we've got useful tips like our favorite swim gear for little tykes, what kids are really selling this summer (hint: It's not just lemonade anymore!) and a roundup of YA audiobooks the whole family will enjoy on those long summer roadtrips.  

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Ages & Stages:
0–4 Water Babies: Our Favorite Swim Gear for Little Tykes

5–12 Beyond Lemonade Stands: What Kids Are Selling This Summer

13–18 Listen Up: YA Audiobooks the Whole Family Will Love

Someone You Should Know: Ginger Passarelli and the Soup Ladies

Plus, Golden Teddy 2014: The votes are in for your favorites!

Feature: The Family Gap Year: What Happens When You Drop It All and Move Abroad?

Out & About:
San Juan Islands on a Shoestring With Kids in Tow

Education Matters
Editor's Note

What Your Kids Really Need to Be Happy This Summer

Take Your Vitamins? The Lowdown on Supplements


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