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Vacation is the time to work out the kinks in the daily routine. There were probably many school mornings when there was a frenzied dash to the bus with only a nibble for breakfast, not brushed teeth and trailing shoestrings.

You might prefer to relax the routine just about now, but if some structure to the day is not organized the very first week, you may find yourself like the parent in Phyllis McGinley’s poem Vacation Time:

“Breakfast served from eight till ten,

Lunch from eleven to three.

Dinner is also a staggered affair.

And who does the staggering? Me!”

Hold a family meeting to discuss vacation schedules and rules. Point out the priorities: everyone has responsibilities so everyone can enjoy the summer.

Your child can be responsible for keeping his room clean. There was not time during the year to really show him how and where to take care of his own things. Now is a good time to fully explain your criteria for a clean room and help him master one task at a time. If you teach him to see the whole problem, the messy room and how to identify, separate and deal with the parts on at a time, then by the end of summer, he will not br frustrated and you will not be disappointed when you tell him to clean his room. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Share this post with your family and friends. Keep on praising your child.

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