3 Parent Hacks to Get You Through Half Term

3 Parent Hacks to Get You Through Half Term

26 Jan 2017 Posted by: Stuart Willis

With half term fast approaching, you can be forgiven for feeling a little bit jittery at the prospect of yet another school holiday, let's be honest it only feels like two minutes since their first day back.

This anxiety is something that those without school age kids will never understand. Parents of younger ones must wonder what the fuss is all about, it's just one week off school!

Perhaps it's one of those things that you don't quite understand until you've experienced it. It's unexplainable!

Here's how you can get through (and even enjoy) half term holidays.

1. Pack Mentality

This isn't about the kids, it's about you and a bunch of other parents. Everything is easier in a group!

Try and organise one or two play dates for the week, it doesn't need to be anywhere flash, even just a couple of hours in the local park might give you the head space and adult conversation that you need to stop your brain from exploding.

parents' hands together as team

2. Be Prepared

This doesn’t just apply to arranging activities. Think about logistics, can you organise an online shop to prevent you from experiencing that little slice of hell which is a supermarket trip accompanied by a rabble of children?

Cancel any non-important appointments. It is far easier to dedicate these weeks straight over to the children than trying to make them slot into your usual childfree routine.

It will be far more straight forward playing catch up the week after than trying to do these things with reluctant little people in tow.

parents planning notes

3. Let Loose

Let's be honest, they fry our brains, drive us to drink and they make us feel and look like we’ve aged 20 years by the time they start school, but we love them.

Cherish the time you have with yours kids and forget about the cleaning and the boring grown-up world.

We have to immerse ourselves in that for the rest of the school term, so do the things you loved doing when you were a child. The chances are you'll still love doing them whilst having some quality time with the children as well.

Painted Piano Keys

And don't forget to take a look at our website for even more activity ideas this half term!


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