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How to Survive the Summer Holidays 

20th July 2018

It’s that time of year again…the kids are officially bored, squabbling, complaining and eating you out of house and home for the next 6 weeks! But don’t worry we’ve got some parent survival tips to make the holidays fun for you AND the kids!

Get the house chores done

The younger ones will love helping mummy or daddy do the gardening or wash the dog and the older ones will jump at the chance of a bit of pocket money.

Wear them out

Hot day? Have a water fight and cool down. Also good for them to get rid of all that extra energy. Where do they get it all from?!

You don’t need to spend money

Do they have a favourite book or film? Grab your phone and get them to act out their very own version. Plus this gives them something to watch back when they inevitably decide they’re bored again!

Make memories

Give them a doodle diary to draw their favourite part of the day in. This gives you half an hour a day to get some ‘me time’ and they get a memory book to look back on at the end of the break.

Remember we’re in Britain

We can’t guarantee sun the whole time but there’s nothing wrong with heading to the park on a rainy day for some puddle jumping!

Hunt down forgotten gifts

Remember all those craft toys and jigsaws they got for birthdays or Christmases? Now’s the time to get them out.

There’s safety in numbers

Be ‘picnic ready’. Kids love a trip to the park so call a couple of friends and let them play while you grab a chance to catch up and spend time with people your own age.

MOST IMPORTANTLY – Try to give yourself a break

It’s not just the kids that need time off, so see if a grandparent or friend can look after them for a couple of hours.

You can do this (We don’t have much choice) but when in doubt…. stick on a classic Disney.

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