She {hearts} Scheduling the Summer with Kids

Today marks the first day of Summer Break for my kids and while many kids are excited to not have to answer to a teacher until school begins in the fall, my kids won’t have that option. The structure my kindergartener had during the school was a blessing. I didn’t realize how much a creature of habit he was and how much he benefited from the constant routine was astounding. He is a worrier, so knowing what to expect did him a world of good and helped him grown in confidence and maturity.

So this summer, my kids will be following a semi-strict schedule, similar to the school year. Every little detail of the day isn’t going to be mapped out, but things like getting dressed, doing chores, and doing schoolwork will be done at a pre-determined time. There will be plenty of playtime and downtime as well, and we will continue to run a tight ship from dinnertime to bedtime as we do year round. This way the kids will know what comes next, what is expected of them, and it will keep me from being lazy as well.

 

Do you follow a summer schedule? How does it work for you and your family?

 

 

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Jen

Jen of Mommy Instincts is wife to Todd, who is a lover of all things Ohio State University; mother to Jonah and Lily, writer, reviewer, music lover, researcher, activist, supporter, and so much more. Her day to day consists of getting her first grader to the bus stop on time, playing princesses with a 4 year old prima ballerina, cleaning house, and wrangling the zoo of 1 dog and 3 cats, all with a cup of coffee in one hand and an iPad playing folk rock music on her favorite Spotify radio station in the other. Read articles by Jen →

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Jen of Mommy Instincts is wife to Todd, who is a lover of all things Ohio State University; mother to Jonah and Lily, writer, reviewer, music lover, researcher, activist, supporter, and so much more. Her day to day consists of getting her first grader to the bus stop on time, playing princesses with a 4 year old prima ballerina, cleaning house, and wrangling the zoo of 1 dog and 3 cats, all with a cup of coffee in one hand and an iPad playing folk rock music on her favorite Spotify radio station in the other. Read articles by Jen →

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