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The month of May can feel like the longest marathon. Leaving most of us haggard, out of breath and ever increasing doubts we’ll make it through. It feels the same for our kids at times. You’ve likely heard complaints recently, as they eye the prize - Summer Time. “Why do I have to keep going?” “I’m so tired.” Or a personal favorite
"School is Dumb"
You may even share some of their sentiments, and secretly wish this month had ended already with you sipping lemonade poolside.
How do parents get to the end of May, cross the finish line to summer with their sanity intact? By employing a few tactics to add to your parenting arsenal.
Tactic 1. Encouragement
It’s easy to share your disdain for the arduous last month of school. But it is more helpful to your kids to continue with your same routine. Be understanding of their thoughts and opinions, but stay the course. Joining in the banter and disdain, isn’t going to improve the situation.
We love the ideas we see online about creating a countdown chart. Create one on your own, or install an App. (link on blog post in profile)
Fun. Do that instead!
Tactic 2: Stay Connected
Along with the slow jog (okay crawl) towards the finish, the calendar is filled with parties, ceremonies and other end of the year events. With the days or evenings packed with to do’s, it can be a challenge to talk with your kids. Especially middle school or high school aged children.
Stay connected. Don’t let the whirlwind suck you in. It might only be a check in before bed, or a few minutes catching up on their day. As your children feel more anxious about end of school exams, events, or other projects, they may need to talk about these things with you. At the very least, they just need to know you are still in it with them.
For the entire list, see blog link in our bio.
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