When Christmas break comes, children are glad because they can now have a break from their studies. Kids rejoice with winter break, they start relaxing and enjoy the time off with friends and family. Being a parent, you’re excited to spend more time with your kids as well. However, what do you do at home for weeks to keeps the kiddos from going stir-crazy? How do you keep the house clean as they tornado through room to room?
This is a good opportunity for parents to set some ground rules when their kids are back at home. While it is important to establish responsibility, it is equally important to make sure that the rules don’t spoil the fun for kids while they are out from school. Whatever rules that a parent may be considering for their kids, openly discuss it with the children. By doing so, parents and their kids can agree on certain things that will make sure that they don’t spoil the fun during the season, all while remaining productive. You don’t have to only schedule responsibilities. Schedule fun, family time too. The rules that are to be laid out for the family should not restrict fun time, but only facilitate a happy home during this recess from school.