This post is a part of Summer Sanity, a series of posts for parents to gain ideas and inspiration for how to keep their children happy, active, educated and having fun during the long summer months.
This post isn't about the children, it's about parents! You need to stay sane this summer, it is important to your child's happiness!
Are your kids starting to get a bit rangy like mine? Summer is filled with fun, adveneture, learning and more, but let's face it, we can all get a bit of cabin fever.
Do you ever find yourself thinking, "If only I could have a time out!" Well, why not take one?!
I've created the "Please Give Me FIVE" rule that I use when I just require 5 minutes of peace and uninterrupted time to myself. I call it Mommy Needs a Time Out.
If I find myself getting pulled into the drama or if my children are nagging me, asking me question upon question and I just NEED to get a job done (like put away the groceries), I simply stop, put my hand up like I'm giving someone a high five and say, "Mommy Needs a Time Out! Please Give Me FIVE" and my kids know that means to give Mommy a break for five minutes.
It's amazing how refreshed I can feel after five minutes of peace.
Give it a try in your house and see what you think! Let me know if it works for you. Oh and Dads, don't be shy! This tip is for you too.
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