The days are getting longer and finally a lot warmer, which can only mean one thing: summer break is almost here!
This time of year is generally fun and full of excitement, but for families with young kids, it can also be a period of transition as everyone looks ahead to a new routine.
If you’re a parent whose feeling a tad (or a lot) uneasy about the shakeup to your daily groove, you’re not alone. Afterall, humans — especially kids —are creatures of habit and after 10 months of settling into a comfortable school-work-life balance, it’s natural to be anxious about an upcoming change.
The trick to keeping your cool as a parent this summer boils down to two simple words: Be prepared.
Here are just some examples of what that means:
Lindsay Ross, MSW RSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Toronto, Ontario.