Spring Break can be a time of renewal for families who have children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Itís a time to let go of some of the stress that daily life can bring. However, letting go of the stress should never mean scrapping all of your structure. Plan some enjoyable activities. Structure the time, so that everybody will enjoy the family time together. Here are some articles that can help your family create a fantastic Spring Break.
Find some time to cook together as a family. Why donít you try putting together some time saving muffins? Bake them and freeze part of the muffins for use when school is in session. They make fine breakfasts and snacks. The Related Links below have a recipe for some delicious healthy muffins that are easy to prepare. If you want to make them a bit sweeter, and not quite as healthy, just increase the sugar a bit. Look for this muffin recipe in the Related Links. Do you have a favorite soup recipe that your family enjoys? Make a double batch and freeze a meal for later when you donít have a lot of time to cook. Have your kids cook it along with you. Then, you'll have two meals and some high-quality time with your children.
Spend some time outdoors. Research has shown that time spent in large open spaces (green time) can help your childís concentration. Read my article (also listed below) Green Time and Attention Deficit Disorder with your children. Ask your children where they would like to go to spend their green time.
Do you meditate? Take some time for yourself and meditate in the outdoors. Choose a day that is comfortable for sitting outside. Find a safe and peaceful area. Then, meditate and lower your stress! This article, Meditation Outdoors Helps ADD Stress is in the Related Links and can give you pointers on outdoor meditation.
My article, Simple Spring Break Tips for Kids with ADD can help you plan a Spring Break that your family will always rememberÖand for good reasons! This article can help you use the tools that you have in your parental tool kit to structure a week that everybody will enjoy. This starts with planning the week. Your planning makes the difference between a ho-hum week, one with people yapping at each other in frustration, or a fabulous week where children and adults get their needs met and have a good time! Below this article, in the Related Links, you can find some articles that are mentioned above. They can help.
In any groupís endeavor, and Spring Break is just that, it is important to find out what each person expects from the experience. Find ways that everybody will get to do some things that are important to them. ADD might mean that you need to plan a little more for success, but people with Attention Deficit Disorder can be extremely creative planners. Turn your creative juices on and let them flow! This can be a Spring Break to remember.
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