You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do.  Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors.

So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer?  Mayo Clinic Health System offers a few time management tips and stress relievers to help you and your family enjoy the summer.

Involve the kids in setting up routines for the summer.  Cooperation will be much greater if children are part of the activity planning process.

If you're home with your children during the summer, try to set aside alone time with each child.  Find some projects on which the whole family can work together.  If you're children are older, give them a set of daily chores they need to complete before they can play.

Here's one of my favorites:  Plan some low cost summer activities for the family, like camping in the backyard or afternoons at the swimming pool.