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Stress Free Holiday

With the holidays right around the corner, you may see your child starting to get in a bit of a school funk. Don’t worry; this is normal. At this point in the year your child is probably a little drained and ready for a break. Using all of the brainpower for months takes a lot of hard work, but don’t let them loose momentum in these next few weeks. This can be a stressful time for everyone, especially with all of the planning and preparation that comes with the holiday season. We have a few tips to keep you on track and keep your kids on task.

Make time for breaks

Working over-time is tiring for anyone, but especially youngsters. After getting home from school, give your children some time to relax or play outside. It is proven that if a child has time to release some energy, they are more likely to focus afterward.

Stick to routines

The excitement of Thanksgiving can be distracting for kids. Make sure they are following the same schedule and getting the same amount of sleep that they usually would. Keeping this consistent will help them stay on track.

Limit the sugar

It is hard not to eat every holiday treat that is put in front of you (trust me I know). I mean, who doesn’t love pumpkin pie and peppermint bark? Exercise self-control for both you and your children. Limit the sweets to one or two in their lunchbox or after dinner. This way, they will not be on a sugar rush right before bed and you’ll get to go to sleep early too! Win, win.

Plan holiday themed outings

When you finally do have time after the long week, take your children somewhere holiday themed on the weekends. Maybe visit a pumpkin patch, or see Santa at your local mall. This is a good way to get them pumped for the season at a time where they don’t have to focus on school.

Create a countdown

When I was young, I used to always count the days until Christmas. This is a good way to help your kids understand that until that date, they must keep up their hard work. It also helps to keep them excited for the long break to come!

There is no need to be stressed this holiday season, as long as you stay organized. Keeping your children grounded and focused will make a world of difference for you. I wish you the best of luck!

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