I'm working on the 'activities' section, and one of my two summers has no "activities"... I had a bit of a family issue during that summer, but it's not something that I'm particularly proud to share with anyone, even some of my closer friends. And since my parents didn't speak fluent English or were as familiar with the American culture as I was, apart from this issue occupying me all summer emotionally, I ended up spending a lot of time brainstorming with my parents as to how to best proceed, write formal letters, or go with them to meetings regarding this incident and its aftermath. (No, we didn't get in trouble with the govt or anything as grave as that...) After reading the "how to enter activities" thread, I noticed the emphasis people put on the fact that adcoms look at our activities chronologically and can spot gaps, if there are any. I don't know how important this (the fact that I do have a gap) is, but how should I approach this?