Her kids aren't the only ones who enjoy summertime.
"It's kind of nice to be able not to have any schedules. We're all together and I really like it," Gross says.
But she does have one main concern.
"There's things like handwriting and math that you do need to do everyday to not lose your focus and you do kind of backtrack a little bit if its been 8 weeks, 9 weeks that you haven't done math."
Once kids have gotten to enjoy their summer, Yashica Douglas, a guidance counselor says kids need to be engaged in activities, whether is sports, arts and crafts or visiting family and friends.
But, along with these things, she has this advice for parents:
"Make sure that they are reading, reading, reading. Make sure that they are working on skills that perhaps they were a little deficient in and improve upon those skills that they were really good in, just to kind of keep them above the curve," Douglas says.
As for the family summer vacation, Douglas suggests that the major fun activities and vacations should cease about one to two weeks before school starts. She says this is the best way to keep your kids on track.