Here comes the long much-awaited December holidays! Every parent looks forward towards having a happy time while to others, it is the opposite! The long December holidays comes with great demand and attention needed especially when young and growing children are involved. However, the only key to succeeding towards achieving that requires lots of getting to know each other well and bonding for both the parents and the children. Children prefer spending the long December holidays with either parents, schoolmates, friends or guardians. Here are a few hot tips to grab along during the long December holidays as a parent or as a guardian to the children!
- Provide a Friendly Environment
Find and create some time to get to know and learn the children well. Not all children have similar traits and personalities thus each need handling differently. For example, give the necessary care and support to that particular child, if need be a friendly environment also comes in handy. Provide and allow that same school type environment for the ones that need to catch up with their homework carried from school during the long December holidays.
- Feeding and Eating Healthy
Feeding and Eating healthy comes handy too during the long December holidays for the children. Keep off both purchase and cooking of unhealthy junk-like foodstuff in the house. For example, children need to grow up eating healthy food, be aware of the benefits of healthy eating to prevent related illnesses and disorders such as obesity and malnutrition. Drinking a few glasses of clean treated water comes in handy too as this very vital body ingredient helps the blood to circulate in the body well, water also cools the body organs, refreshes the body and mind too. Not forgetting the essential daily exercises and healthy eating are a plus for a healthy growing mind and body!
- Engaging in Parental Networking
Share and exchange notes by networking with other parents, attend and participate in various community and online parenting groups, online social media parental groups or pages and forums around that your home area or society at large. For example, engaging in outdoor games and activities help refresh minds. Allow the children to discover other outdoor talents during the long December holidays.
- Follow Strict Planned Budgets
Stick to a daily routine program and strict planned budget to skip the common mistake of impulse buying, a habit most parents find hard to explain later when finances start drying up yet the holiday is still not over. For example, when going for shopping, avoid purchasing and stocking unwanted, unnecessary and uncalled of household supplies and food as this digs into the holiday’s budget thus cutting most expected expenses short.
Most families come together to spend that precious time and period during the long December holidays. A family that keeps themselves busy together and eats and drinks healthy will not realize that the holidays are over since the clock ticks faster! Each bright day brings along a different activity for each family member, sharing the love that comes with a sunny day is the key to a healthy happy family. Healthy eating and drinking clean treated water is one critical essential not to miss during these long December holidays. Happy Holidays To You All!