By: karengray | July 24, 2018

I know that it is the middle of Summer, and that no one really wants to think about school starting again, but the reality is that many schools will open in just a few short, sunny weeks.

I was reminded of this the other day when I asked my daughter how she was doing on her summer reading assignment. She is just going into middle school, and is an avid reader. Normally she cruises through books at an alarming pace, and it isn’t unusual for her to finish a book in less than a week. But right now it is summer, which means swimming and vacations, video games and playing outdoors. And right now, she is behind in her reading assignment.

For her, the solution was pretty simple, (she is used to having a hypnotist for a mom.) With a few careful phras...