As a parent, when you have a toddler, your job is to make sure they experience the world without any mishaps. And yet, it’s not like they’re babies or at an age where they’ve just learned to work, they’re able to experience the world for themselves. A lot of parents think they should be keeping their toddlers on a leash, but smothering them will, in fact, stunt their emotional and social growth.
Cuts, bruises, grazes and all other “boo-boos”, this is what enters my mind as a parent when I hear the word “playground”. Sometimes the thought of taking Eban to a playground fills be with dread because he is “that kid” who will come away with a broken [insert bone] – though he has yet to break anything.
It’s hard isn’t it? Seeing your children grow up. They are only tiny for so long and before you know it they’re off being grownups themselves. I know I’m guilty for trying to hold on to Eban’s childhood as much as possible, ignoring the fact that in order for him to be a successful adult I need to loosen the apron strings…slightly.
The countdown has begun. It’s a matter of weeks until the kids break up for the long summer holidays and it’s now you should be thinking about making a plan of action. Now you should start researching days out, days in and how to get your own 10 minutes peace without them hanging on to you. Here are a few ways to prepare for the summer holidays.
“Muuuum I’m bored”, “Are we nearly there yet?!” and all the other constant nagging when it comes to travelling with kids can certainly put you off taking them anyway. Not to mention the rising costs of going away that can soon sour a trip. Why not sweeten the deal with some affordable travel tips that will keep your kids happy without breaking the budget.