Discover these 8 things you will have to do in summer when your children are on vacation.
When the good weather of summer approaches the parents throw their hands to the head, the children will have three months of vacation! But this time they can enjoy themselves, free time as a family. With a little organization the summer can go by without much stress and enjoying the family. In reality, this is what will appear on all the social networks of moms who want to look perfect: wonderful time with the children on an incredible vacation.
FAMILY TIME IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT’S NOT ALWAYS WONDERFUL
Yes, family time is very important and that must be promoted, but it is not 100% of the summer like this, there are moments more or less tense due to the stress that children do not have school and that routines are conspicuous by their absence .
Summer vacations are the opposite of routines and children need them to feel safe and move forward day after day. Children love the idea of doing nothing, getting up at any time, and having no obligations. Although that does not have to be exactly the case, the routines in summer must be flexible but they must exist, allowing children to be children, of course!
But as the days go by, your nice kids can turn into wild beasts that feed on movement and your nerves. You will not admit this in front of other parents or relatives, do not worry, we keep the secret for you. Don’t feel lonely if you don’t enjoy every second of your children’s summer vacation , don’t feel guilty about it. There are many things you can do in the summer that will make you enjoy your summer motherhood a little more .
THINGS YOU CAN DO IN SUMMER
1- Bribe your children to behave well with ice cream in the afternoon. It doesn’t matter if they get dirty, it only matters that minute of silence while they enjoy their favorite flavors with the ice cream.
2-Carry toys in your bag every day, you never know when you may need them.
3- Allow your children to watch television a little longer than normal, don’t feel bad … Right after eating it’s too hot to go outside to play. If your children do not usually take naps, an hour of television will not do them any harm.
4- Make a chart of tasks and routines and leave it in a well visible place in your home. This way the children will know what to do and when. Although it is a flexible task table because it is summer, your children will continue to feel calm and calm knowing what they have to do at all times. This structure will give them mental structure and emotional calm.
5- Allow craft afternoons at home, even if your whole house becomes an improvised art space. Children enjoy themselves, they entertain themselves for hours and you will enjoy seeing how much fun they have creating. Of course, afterwards everyone must contribute to cleaning what they have dirty.
6- Enjoy an afternoon with the family at the shopping center, if only to enjoy the air conditioning for a couple of hours.
7- Make a list of fun things to do and set a date for each of them. The things you want to do will also have to be thought by the children: going to the beach, going to the pool, going to the grandparents’ house, going to the park with friends, going on a picnic, going out to nature, etc.
8- Find time for yourself. Yes, it is also important that you have time for yourself, to disconnect from work and your daily responsibilities, even if it is just to make yourself a home spa at home and enjoy the silence while the children sleep.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.