As we approach the school holidays over here in the West, let’s take a moment to Stop. Breathe. And take on board some helpful hints below! 🤞
TIP #1 Flexibility
Be FLEXIBLE in your parenting style these holidays.
Like to keep the house clean?
Reality is having kids around all day doesn’t help! Relax the rules a little bit and let them be kids.
Let them play, then before bed, encourage them to clean up!
TIP #2 Down Time
You don’t need to be out EVERY day.
You don’t need to plan a life changing experiences every day these holidays!
By the end of term kids (and parents) are exhausted so unwinding is OK. Arrange a play date or see a movie in the morning, but then come home and have some down time with a quiet afternoon.
Better yet, have a PJ day – everyone wins!
TIP #3 Make a Plan
Let the KIDS decide.
Entertaining more than one little person? Make a plan. Sit down altogether and let everyone choose something that they want to do these holidays.
Now we don’t mean let them pick the next family vacation. Give them a list of activities and negotiate.
They will feel like they have some say in the adventure and you get to ‘control’ the fun!