Tips to help your kids beat the post-vacation blues
Here are the common signs of post-vacation blues in kids so you can identify it right out of the gate!
Vacations are fun. They’re times of indulgence, enjoyment, later bed times, more games, more TV shows, mess homework and pretty much anything connected to school. Going back to routine after a super fun vacation can be boring for anyone and far harder for kids than adults. Here are the common signs of post-vacation blues in kids so you can identify it right out of the gate –
So, as parents, what can you do to help them get back to their cheery, routine-bound selves?
Help get into routine – Easier said than done, getting into the routine is the most important part of getting back to school. Try to plan ahead to overcome jet lag and come back home a few days before school so as to let your kids adjust to local time and routine before having to restart.
Redirect – If they feel like sleeping at odd hours, allow them to watch an extra hour of TV or play games on the iPad – something that will help them ease back into their routines quicker.
Remember, in a week or so, your child should be back to his / her routine and way of things. In extreme cases of blues, it’s fun to relive the experiences by seeing the pictures from the trip often to remember all the fun you’ve had, or make frequent video calls to grandma. Kids are very resilient and shouldn’t need much coaxing to get back to their energetic selves especially once they meet their playmates and swap stories. And then you can always talk about the next vacation to keep their spirit soaring.
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