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Planning your holidays

Planning your holidays

When planning your holidays allocation aim to spend at least two or three days (in addition to family holidays) doing something special with your kids.

Work together. Once in a while, take your children to work. However boring it may seem to you, your work place can appear fascinating to your children. Let them do a little task, however, small to give them a role they can be proud of. Explain what happened and what you are doing. if it’s not appropriate to have children in your work place, try to bring home some work that they might find of interest.

Assess your kids. If you feel quilty that you are not spending enough time with your kids, ask yourself honestly whether you think it is doing them any harm. If they are happy, with the care you have arranged, theres every likelihood that they are coping. Are they eating and sleeping, playing and learning? If you have any doubts, think of ways of spending more time together , or free up what time you have to give them more of your attention.

Colleagues, family and friends often have need of our time, and adults needs can seem more pressing than children’s. But remember (as you are yet again on the phone to a lovesick friend) that – hard nosed as it may seem your children must have first call on you.

Hope this blog was helpful. 🙂

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Get Spotting

OGet Spotting.

On long, boring journeys, pass the limit with challenges, such as who will be the first to spot a pink car, a caravan, a boat being towed or a number plate beginning with a particular letter of number.

Train up navigations. Give older children a map so that they can try to follow the journey. See if they can be journey detectives and spot distinctive landmarks along the way.

Map out the holidays. If your children are out of school for weeks and weeks over summer, it pays to plan the holidays a little in advance. Fix up some play dates, arrange some day outings with other parents, find out about local kids facilities, play schemes and summer courses. Planning ahead lets you and your kids choose the most attractive options while there is still availability.

Choose family holidays that allow you and your children to play together. For your kids, having your unhurried attention is golden time, so try to have unscheduled hours together, when you can just muck about. Kids clubs can be great, but they are no substitute for time with mum and dad.

Obviously, you will need to take your camera to snap your memories.

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