Your kids are wrapping up at free babysitting, also known as "school," for the year. That means for three long months, they're your problem again.

You'll probably solve that problem the way everyone tries to solve a problem, by throwing money at it.

According to a new study, parents spend an average of $170-a-week entertaining their kids during the summer. That's about $24-a-day which sounds pretty accurate.

That includes the cost of things like camps, amusement parks, sports, other activities, movies, new toys and books, trips, and meals out.

On the bright side, once they're back in school, the cost of keeping them entertained drops down to $66-a-week. Which is still a lot but it's more than $100-a-week less than the summer.

Read more at The Independent.

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