We certainly look forward to slowing down and enjoying the family time over winter break, but it can also be challenging. Too many late nights, too much sugar and not enough structure often leads to trouble. Here are my suggestions for making the most out of winter break. Going into it with realistic expectations and intention can make a big difference.
Set Some Guidelines
Make a Bucket List With Your Kids
Here are some ideas!
As a parent, sometimes these activities can seem overwhelming. Not everything on the list has to be done with the entire family. For example, each child could be assigned a night to pick an easy dinner to make for the family. Also, get creative! The closet clean out could be turned into a friendly competition. Or, go to the Dollar Tree to pick out some fun face masks, hair accessories, and nail polish for a “spa day.” Use post-its on the refrigerator as a “job board.” For example, “Clean out kitchen junk drawer $2,” or “Clean out car $5.” Let the kids get to work and earn some extra cash.
With a little bit of planning ahead, winter break will be much more enjoyable!
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