For children of all ages it is a week of vacation and for parents it is planning time.  Children need to stay busy doing productive things, healthy activities.  My older  nephews each have a  different week off being that they go to different schools.  I feel for parents who do not have family support, okay, not everyone has the ideal family support  however, for those who do, it is a blessing.  Family can encompass great supportive friends as well.  It is always going to have a deeper meaning to accomplish everything on your own, but everyone would love to have a helping hand now and then.  Especially now a days with both working parents, or single parents.