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Surviving the summer holidays…

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This article features in my Summer newsletter, but just in case you’ve not signed up to receive the newsletter, I thought I’d post it here too…

Summertime… We’re now in the middle of our school holidays, some of you might be just at the beginning… I like the fact that we don’t have to be quite so organised during the holidays but they can also be a bit of a challenge in terms of keeping everyone occupied without spending a fortune and also mediating/refereeing with family members for more hours of the day than usual!!

For some children, not having the structure of the school day can be unsettling, especially if they have a poor grasp of the concept of time – something a lot of adopted and fostered children have problems with. It is often the children that crave freedom that need the structure put in place for them… If this is your child, planning ahead or building a regular structure into the day can help.

You don’t need to be too rigid but just giving a framework to the day by splitting it into chunks can help. Visual planners are good for this, especially when your child finds it difficult to remember lots of information. There’s loads around, I spotted this online planner via a @netmums tweet, you can print it off and display it where the family can see it. Involving the family in the planning can help too.

Also worth a look… Naomi Richards aka the kid’s coach (another twitter connection) has written a fab blog on top tips for the summer holidays.

Enjoy the summer, whatever you’ve planned…

Written by adoptresources

July 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

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