School’s Out For Summer
“Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto” Radio series update May 27: Time with your kids: There tends to be a lot of stress and pressure during the school year, what with homework, cramming in extracurricular activities, and early bedtimes. But the summer offers a chance to slow down, be less scheduled and more laid back. Now, I know that many of you probably have to still get to your jobs on time, drop the kids at day camp, or leave last minute instruction as you dash off to work. However, the evenings and weekends can be less harried and more enjoyable.
Summer may give you an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your children. Whether you have one child or many, kids like to spend individual time with each parent. Whenever possible, choose an activity that you both have an interest in. If it is difficult to find a shared activity, then kid’s choice (within reason) should apply. Remember, this is time for your child to have you all to herself, enjoying your company and sharing her interest with you.
Top 5 Tips of the Week:
- Attitude is everything…choose a positive one today
- Enjoy the chance to be less structured
- Plan family outings
- Spend some one-on-one time with each of your kids
- Show your kids you love them…through your words and your actions.
Enjoy your kids!