Spring break and Easter Break are coming up and whether you travel or have a stay-cation, here are a few ideas to make those breaks a big success for your family.
1. Have a plan. Let your kids know what to expect for the day. Your plan can be loose or specific based of your day and your personality. Kids and teens love to know what's coming and what to expect. They will be more patient and less likely to have power struggles if they know the plan and even better if they have some choices in the day.
2. Have down time. If you're the type of spring-breaker who packs each day from sun-up to sun-down, you and your kids might come home from break exhausted and in need of a vacation. Plan in down time as well, like quiet reading, family game time or snuggling up for a movie.
3. Leave your work behind. If you have time off of work and are tempted to keep checking up on those emails, or scrolling through social media... give yourself a true break. Consider setting your phone on "focus", and choosing the must-have contacts and apps you really need while on your vacation, while silencing (for now) all the other noise. You'll be setting a great example for your kids and you'll have a lot more fun!
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