As a parent, all you want for your child is for them to be happy. That’s what we dedicate our lives to, because they’re our babies and they deserve the best. So when the summer comes, you can expect to have bundles of excitement because it means that school’s out and freedom’s finally here. Holiday’s are awesome because you get to spend real time with all the ones that you love, as well as bask in the sun with a delicious beverage by your side. How you go about spending your days is entirely up to you, it all depends whether you’re going away somewhere or not.
There is nothing better than hearing our kids laugh and play, it’s warming, and it shows you’ve achieved what you wanted to achieve. So if you want to ensure they spend their whole summer like that, here are a couple things to think about.
Don’t let the sun be a pain
As much as you may love the sun, it can come with a good few negatives too. Too much exposure to it can cause sunburns, which become extremely sore and tender, and take a while to settle down. And they can cause you to have a sunstroke if you’ve been in the sun for too long, making you feel tired, dizzy, sick, with a headache too. So it’s important that you don’t let it affect your children, especially because they’re a lot more sensitive than you are. If it’s really sunny out, make sure that their head is covered with a cooling sun hat from My Little Duckling so they don’t burn. Pair that up with some sunglasses so their eyes don’t strain in the bright daylight, and of course some sun cream. You absolutely cannot forget the sun cream. This is what will allow your children to play out without getting roasted – you may even need to reapply it throughout the day if need be.
Have some activities in mind
Preparation is key, and while it’s always fun to live a little spontaneously, this will help you an awful lot. One of the worst things your child can say to you, is that they’re bored, because once they start, they won’t stop until you’ve waved your magic wand and made everything more fun. But sometimes it’s just not that easy, so come up with a list of ideas for activities you can all do when you have free days without plans. Sit down with your kids and ask them what they’d like to do. It may be to take a trip down to the beach, or to go swimming, or have a picnic in the park, or inviting their friends from school over to play, or spending the day at an amusement park, or watching a movie, or going on a one-day road trip. – The more things you’re able to write down, the more backup plans you will have later down the line.