Time flies. Definitely. But not so quickly when your kid or kids are back home during their summer break. Yes, it feels great that they have just completed another year at school or college, but at the same time, they are back with you under the roof. This means you will be having a lot of arguments with each other.
Get ready to hear (if you haven’t already heard) “I am an adult now” dialogue a lot many times. Even so, you will have to fight back, saying, “My house, my rules” speech. Yes, yes and yes, we completely understand that you’ve been waiting for a year to spend some quality time with your kids, and definitely it is an excellent time to bond, but it is not very far that you will be driven nuts by them. That is when these tips (given below) will help you and prepare you for the worst. Read on to see some best tips brought to you by Etutorworld:
Kids Driving You Nuts this Summer? Follow these Tips Today
Set Ground Rules
As discussed above, your house your rules. But setting them up is not the only task. Communicating with them in the first place is equally important. Also, your rules don’t mean that you can set them up at anything. Rules shouldn’t be to boss around but just draw a line.
For example, if they are going out with their friends, tell them to be home by say, 12- midnight. Or maybe you want them to do their laundry on their own and cook their own breakfast. This will not only help you but also will help them in living a disciplined lifestyle. In a way or two, you are helping them get ahead in life.
Get Them a Job
We all know it is not wise to waste time. Wasted time is worse than wasted money. The money you can earn back, but not time. So, won’t it be wise to utilize your time in a job, busy earning money? Also, earning money is not the only gain in here; you get to learn a lot too.
If the job market for teenagers and young adults is not keeping up, volunteering and unpaid internships are also a great alternative. This way, your child learns that not everything can be valued by money. Also, you will be astonished to know how these jobs and internships help you further in life.
Work on Your Child
No, like literally, your student should work on himself. By this I mean, building himself and his profile. He needs to get some icing done on the cake for his future employer. He needs to build his first professional resume and keep getting ahead towards his goal. This won’t only help him utilize time well, keep him well equipped, keep yourself free and relaxed, but also give him an edge over his colleagues.
Take Extra Classes or attend workshops
While speaking on building your individual, summer classes, workshops, or even other courses will help him do so. For example, your kid might be an expert in the class but often gets nightmares of Geometry. Guess what, you have got the perfect time to work on it. There are hundreds of Summer Geometry Courses out there. So our suggestion is- Go. Take them!
Additionally, some personality development courses are also available in the market. You will find them cheap right now, and they also will help you to get those extra lines on your resume.
Read and Watch
By this what we mean is, read books and watch movies– together. All successful people have one habit in common, that is to read. Read recreational novels and embed a habit of reading in him or her. This will broaden his mind and help him grow a little more. You can always hit the local theatre for some leisure and pleasure time together. This is the perfect time to come close to your child and develop a bond that will be cherished forever because you never know when later in life, you will get a chance.
Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!
There isn’t much time when he moves into his new college apartment. So before that, there is a lot of shopping which you both need to finish. You might even need to shop for the apartment itself, or for the stuff you need to fill it up with. So hitting shops, and making the most of summer sales isn’t a bad idea.
Let them be
Yes, you read that right. Let them be alone for a while. Being too much involved in them, and their lifestyle will only make them irritated and agitated. You need to understand that they are not in the habit of staying with you. For a while, like say, first few weeks, keeping it light on them will be better for the both of you. Yes, we completely understand that it is time for you guys to bond. Yes, it is, but keeping it slow would be best.