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Surviving the School Holidays

Posted on 6.11.2015

As the holiday season is nearing, it’s about time you start planning on how to keep your children entertained as it’s very easy for them to get bored during this time of the year. Mothers’, here are a few simple tips on how you can keep your children happy and enjoy a stress-free school holiday. 

1. Plan your menu.

As your child will be spending more time at home, you will need to prepare more meals. Planning your meals makes the shopping process easy and you don’t end up preparing the same dishes every other day. Click here for some great recipes that your children will love! 

2. Stay organised.

Prepare everything that you need to do ahead of time, like the night before. When you wake up the next morning, you can run your errands smoothly and enjoy your time with the children. 

3. Create a timetable for the children’s activities.

Sort out your children’s activities by creating a schedule so that you can have some time for yourself to handle the house chores while they get immersed in their own activity. When preparing a schedule, teach them about the importance of staying organized. 

4. Include them in your activity. 

As children grow up, they need to learn to do house chores. Allocate age appropriate tasks to children and teach them about responsibilities. You could start with something simple like getting them to clean their room or folding clothes. 

5. Do the things they like. 

It shouldn’t always be about you – your plans and your ideas. Every now and then, allow your children to do the things they like; watching cartoons and playing video games. Otherwise, turn such activities into rewards for completing a task of your choice. 

6. Don’t skip the everyday house chores. 

Although you might be busy with the children, find some time to complete the house chores so that they’re not piled up at the end of the day.

7. Don’t stress yourself out.

Entertaining your children every minute of the day can get tiring. Allow them to explore their surroundings and let them learn how to entertain themselves. Just make sure they’re in a safe environment. 

8. Don’t feel guilty about wanting your own space. 

It’s ok to tell the children to leave you alone and go play on their own. As a mother, you need to take care of yourself to take care of the well-being of your family. 

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