23 Apr 2018

BY: admin

Psychology Team

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Well we’re half way through the school holidays with a week or so to go. For some, you will be wishing time would slow down, and for others, you will be counting the days!

Keeping children entertained can be challenging during the holidays. Finding time to fit in  all those other things (work, cleaning, caring for other relatives….not to mention self-care) can be challenging too!

Some tips to get through the next week:

  • Don’t sweat the little stuff. When the kids are back at school, there will be time to catch up on all the tasks you couldn’t get to during the break.
  • Plan activities but don’t overcrowd the agenda. Too much fun can be tiring too. Instead spread out activities with free time or down time.
  • Get that sleep routine back in place. The children will be better for it once they start school next week plus you need your quiet time.
  • Outsource if you get desperate! If you need a break call in help from your social and family networks.  There are many websites where you can book a baby sitter for a few hours – just so you can have some free time to catch up or chill-out.

And lastly, when the holidays are over – take the time to reflect on what worked well and what didn’t. It’s all useful information to help plan for the next school holidays.

Naomi Ward

Clinical Director

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