We're reversing our visitation with my husband's daughter from a previous marriage. During the summer, she's old enough to stay home while her mom works. Since this is my first summer as a stay-at-home mom, we're going to try something new. She'll stay with us during the week and go to her mom's house on the weekends.
This is going to be very different for all of us! I imagine that what is OK for two days of the week for her could get really annoying when it's five days of the week. I'm also hoping that this article is true as well. It states that adolescents may actually not mind spending time with the family!