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The hazy, crazy, anything-but-lazy days of summer

For parents and teens, the first few weeks are the most challenging

Anna Wilson (left) and her sister Meghan check out a social networking website as their mother, Deirdre Wilson, enjoys her morning coffee at home in Beverly. Anna Wilson (left) and her sister Meghan check out a social networking website as their mother, Deirdre Wilson, enjoys her morning coffee at home in Beverly. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / July 8, 2008

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Deirdre Wilson calls it the Dead Zone. The first week or two of summer after school ends and before family life reorganizes itself around kids' camps, vacation trips, and other quasi-structured routines. (Full article: 828 words)

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