Summer is associated with fun and free time. How does your teen spend his free time the in the summer? Many teens do not have a completely carefree summer. Jobs and studying for college admission exams may occupy a significant portion of your teen's time.
But summertime is an important time for your teen to learn about balancing his time with friends and social interactions. Some teens unfortunately become more socially withdrawn over the summer months. Then they struggle with having become socially isolated and have trouble fitting in with peers once school begins.
Encourage your teen to spend time with friends. Have your teens invite friends over to your home. This will also help you get to know your teen's peer group. And model social behavior for your teen. It is important for your teen to see you as a person with friends too.