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2022-08-15T06:22:39.419Z

You need to work, the children need employment - how do you survive the last two weeks of vacation without going crazy? Keren Yativ has collected 9 rules that will help you get through this with (relative) pleasure



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9 rules that will help you survive what's left of the big vacation

You need to work, the children need employment - how do you survive the last two weeks of vacation without going crazy?

Keren Yativ has collected 9 rules that will help you get through this with (relative) pleasure

Keren Yativ

08/15/2022

Monday, August 15, 2022, 07:49

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Get out of the routine.

Children in the pool (Photo: ShutterStock)

This.

Half of the big holiday is behind us and half (and this is the more difficult) is still ahead of us.

So most of the summer camps are over and even the grandparents don't have much energy left - yet we have two busy and hot weeks to keep the kids busy.

So what do we do and how do we do it in the best way?



Parents' guide Karen Yativ with 9 rules that are good for any vacation, but will help you especially now to survive the difficult part of August and arrive at the coming school year with as little frustration as possible, with things that we were able to teach the children during the vacation, and of course - enriching activities, quality time for the children and you, And no less important - sane parents.

The 9 rules for a successful great vacation

1. Coordination of expectations


Have a conversation about coordination of expectations with the children.

Bring all the family members into the conversation, and plan together how you are going to spend the holiday in the best, pleasant and enabling way, which takes each of you into account.

The intention is to make everyone see the other and understand that what is good for me is not always enjoyable for others, and how to bridge this gap.



Ask everyone in turn to say what their expectations are of the freedom, and write all the ideas, no matter how invented and illogical they may be, on a large sheet of paper.

Camps, idle days, sleeping with friends, visiting the uncles in the kibbutz - this is the time and place to talk, coordinate expectations, talk about the budget available to the family, listen to everyone's fantasies and create dialogue and negotiations.

Such a conversation will make it possible to meet everyone's expectations so that everyone feels profitable, even if they have to give up some of their expectations of freedom.

Plan your pool and sea days in advance (Photo: ShutterStock)

"Determine in advance when you get up, when you go to bed at night, whether you stay in pajamas or change into clothes, and what are the TV and computer hours"

2. Agenda


Now that the summer camps are over, the agenda is shaken, so it is important to determine in advance when you get up, when you go to bed at night, whether you stay in pajamas or change into clothes, what are the TV/computer hours, what do you do the rest of the day, what are the chores for everyone.

Determine with the children, and taking into account their wishes, a clear and consistent behavioral framework with rules that will suit your family unit.

Young children very much need a sense of routine, which gives them a sense of security and control.



3. Enrich their world


Combine activities that will encourage the child's creativity and increase his self-confidence.

Plan intriguing and stimulating activities that will encourage creativity, such as, for example, meetings at the children's museum, a visit to the science museum, and any other creative interaction in which your child is interested.

Try to use the free time to acquire a new skill or knowledge, such as learning to fish or learn to swim.

This will make your child feel satisfied and increase his self-confidence.

He will feel that he is successful, worthy and capable.

Let them hang out a bit (Photo: ShutterStock)

4. Let them be idle


The great vacation certainly also invites a degree of loitering, idleness, sleeping until late hours, staring at the various screens or just at a point in the air.

Be aware of this, give it space and allow your children these times as well out of acceptance, understanding and empathy for their desires and not out of resentment, frustration and the feeling of losing the way.



5. Train the brain


The long vacation by definition is meant for rest, but it is recommended to continue to train your child's mind and body during the vacation as well, so as not to lose the many achievements he worked hard to achieve during the school year.

Increased television viewing or excessive use of the computer may cause him to lose these achievements.

That is why it is important that, as part of the fun activities during the summer vacation, there will also be educational activities.

For example, if the child spends a lot of time on a computer anyway, let him engage in computer studies, through which he acquires a lot of knowledge in areas such as arithmetic, language, general knowledge, and more.

Purchase workbooks or print pages from the Internet and set an agreed time during the day to sit together on them and more.



6. Train the body and


make sure that the child also exercises the body.

The schedule for the summer should include a lot of enjoyable physical activity such as ball games, sea, pool, hiking, cycling, jumping on a trampoline, etc., to allow the child to release the energy accumulated in him from hours of staying at home or staring at the various screens.

We have to release some energy.

Children running on the beach (Photo: ShutterStock)

"You have every reason to be nervous, yet, try to make sure that your language consists of an optimistic attitude, compliments, encouragement and humor"

7. Don't lose sight of it, the


kids are destroying the house and you are hot and wet all the time.

You have every reason to be nervous and express it.

Still, try to make sure that the family language consists of an optimistic attitude, compliments, encouragement and humor.

This will improve the atmosphere and not add tension to an already potentially tense atmosphere.



8. Together but also separately


when all the children are all the time at home and all the time together, it's not always easy.

Sometimes they also need freedom from each other.

Be aware of this and create a deliberate separation from time to time.

going to sleep with a friend, creating private time each time with another child outside the home, in an activity he likes and prefers, etc.



9. Don't forget yourself


During the holidays our parenting is more intense and tighter and we often find ourselves exhausted, worn out and with a strong desire to escape.

Listen to yourself and give these feelings a place and also do something with them.

Find time alone for yourself: get out of the house, do sports or go out with friends.

Find time for your relationship as well - it can be a lunch break in the middle of the day or a regular outing one of the evenings of the week, where you will deal with and talk about grown-up matters.

This way you will recharge your emotional battery, refresh your relationship with the children and not be on edge in front of them.

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