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Vacation is over - how do we get back to our schedules and routine?

Two weeks of vacation, all the excitement of the holidays, late nights and changes in our routine, how do I get our school-aged children back on schedule? They so enjoyed their time off and I worry about them adjusting back to having homework, going to bed early and keeping up with their other activities. Help?

Charity | Expert


The best way to get kids back on schedule is to do so gradually, and as soon as possible. 

You will have tired and grumpy kids if you wait till the first day back to school to get back on track. 

I like to start by getting the kids in bed at their scheduled time, even if it's just to read or have quiet time.  I would wake them at their usual time the next morning. 

Each day it should get a little easier.

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