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    Default Surviving the School Holidays : Share your tips and words of wisdom!

    So 1 day into the school holidays and I'm tearing my hair out. My kids are unable yo play outside for the nexy day or so until DH removes some tools and junk that they could get hurt on, so they're stir crazy and driving me mental!

    Tips for making it easier? Surely I cant be the only one who finds them tough.

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    I actually love school holidays. Just take time and sit down with them. You will find if you sit with them even for half an hour they will be calmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBetweenTheThorns View Post
    I actually love school holidays. Just take time and sit down with them. You will find if you sit with them even for half an hour they will be calmer

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    I spend lots of time playing with them, but I have a 5yr old, 3yr old with SPD and a 6 month old who needs to be rocked to sleep so unfortunately sitting with them isnt always possible or practicle, so im just asking for any ideas etc to help me get through the next 6 weeks without having a meltdown.

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    Scotch and dry with lots of ice

    Probably not very helpful though

    No practical advice, maybe take them out for a walk or scooter ride. I feel for you though it is hard when they cant go outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onionskin View Post
    Scotch and dry with lots of ice

    Probably not very helpful though

    No practical advice, maybe take them out for a walk or scooter ride. I feel for you though it is hard when they cant go outside.
    Sounds appealing though, doesnt help that we have a rental inspection this week (who plans one the week before xmas ffs!) So im trying to keep the house tidy, and DS3 is sick and still has 3 naps a day, so its all a little slice of hell today lol.

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    I have a 7 yo DD and a 5 mo DS who also needs to be rocked to sleep (severe reflux). My DD loves "helping" me with housework, etc, so we keep busy on home days doing things together like baking, folding clothes, etc. She's old enough to know that once DS is asleep she'll have my full attention, so she's quiet while I'm rocking him. If we're stuck inside we pull out one of the bigger, more complex sets of toys like the train set, Lego Friends shops etc, or the car mat and all the cars. These things keep her amused for days. If the weather is good we go to our favourite parks and DS happily naps in the Ergo.

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    OP, I know how you feel. Some days are rough! I try and save up tv/movie til I really need it- then I prepare some food that I know they will find irresistible- eg: chopped fruit/ salad/ popcorn and then hope the boys can enjoy an hour or 2 of peace and quiet. When the weather is good, they love 'painting the house' or the fence- small saucepan of water and a an adult size paint brush each. That keeps them going for ages! Also, we ALWAYS do an active activity in the morning like running at the park, kicking balls, scooters etc, then home for lunch, and they often are more calm and enjoy quiet time in the afternoon. Just a few ideas. I am sure I will be back for some inspiration soon. x

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    Endless activities for us.

    Playdough, board games, dvds, dancing, baking, books, puzzles, video games, drawing, drawing on drive way with jumbo chalk. I also implement quiet time or rest time, for one hour they must lay on their beds and do something quiet. Calms them down and they come out for a snack and a dvd.

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