I still remember and cherish memories of vacation that we used to have.
No restrictions, No vacation classes, No study in vacation, No hobby classes, And free roaming around with cousins without wires.
Today vacation has become headache for parents and kids. Lets try to look at the solutions and make this vacation enjoyable for all.
Activities are good and it will keep them occupied and help them learn something creative and innovative but..............
- Every parent wants their kids to fulfill their dreams of activities that they could not do. May it be swimming, playing cricket etc.
- Dear Please remember your kids are not your miniature. They can have different inclination and totally different hobbies and interest.
- Please do not force them or tie them in routine schedule of "another school" that is activity class.
- Promote them to engage in group activities, which makes their sharing and caring skill sharp. In this era of selfishness they must learn joy of giving ,caring and sharing.
- Encourage outdoor activities in early morning and evening.
- Screen-TV,Mobile etc is unavoidable. What ever you do they will hang on it. Just keep an eye on what they are watching or doing and do educate them about using this gadgets and sharing personal information on various websites and social networking sites. Still try to restrict such usage about 1-2 hours a day.
- Play with them some old games,this will give connect and engage them
A big headache in vacation and at times night mare for mothers.
Because when they are free,they will frequently ask for food and that too tasty.
It has been seen and obvious that everyone prefer to have food that is tasty, looking attractive and having good smell.
What to do ?
Try to do some home work, discuss with friends, family and social circle and try to learn something new.
Make sure the things that you make looks and smells good. Plenty of options to find out good recipes now internet and other resources.
Restrict junk food, if they are old enough engage then in cooking.
Let them understand value of food, its importance.
Take them with you for shopping of vegetables,fruits and other things.
Summer is here, so you can offer them variety coolers, juices, butter milk etc and of course plenty of liquids.
Avoid packets,they are attractive, easily available but not good for health. Try to educate them.
Vacation is always good time to visit places. May be relatives or just explore new places.
Make them responsible, take their help in packing,planning and arranging travel.
Let them me do some preliminary survey about places to be visited and learn historic aspects of that place. Young minds are curious , let them be.
During vacation restrict use of mobiles etc. You might also need to avoid temptation of using mobile while enjoying with family. There is no logic of everyone occupied with mobile on vacation.
Vacation is good time finish pending vaccines. When kids grow older there are certain important vaccines are required. Please visit your family doctor, discuss and get them vaccinated .
I hope with this suggestions you have will happy and healthy vacation.