Many families dread school holidays because they can quickly become one of the most stressful times of the year. Fortunately, that stress is easy to avoid according to Professor Bob Montgomery, the president of the Australian Psychological Society.
Montgomery believes that most of that stress is caused by parents’ failure to properly calm children. He thinks that calming strategies can make school holidays the relaxing experience they’re supposed to be.
Some of Montgomery’s tips for managing children on holiday include:
Stress doesn’t have to be part of your school holiday. Most parents can avoid it with a little imagination and some foresight.