Summertime is thought to be vacation time for kids. While it is a good thing for kids to have some downtime it is also a perfect opportunity to help your child catch up in academic areas where they may be weak. And yes, even gifted children can have areas where they need to be challenged.
Many parents struggle with making their child study during the summer. A child who is behind in a subject will buck the idea of studying because children do not like what they are not good at. Parents often feel guilty making their child study because it is after all, vacation time.