I absolutely love summer. I love the weather, the pool, the fresh foods available, vacation, and the easier pace. What is not to love? RAD. When RAD entered the picture in our home it changed everything. It turned summer into a battle zone. So here are some tips for getting into summer.
As Bren said in her comment on the last post, structure. I believe it is key. Make up a schedule. I know that is hard because summer is fun when you don't have one. Trust me. Yours will be more fun if you do. Set a certain time to get the kids up. It can be something like this:
8:00 am wake up
8-9 am get dressed, make beds, eat breakfast
10-11- school work
11-12 play outside
12-1 lunch and clean up
1-2 reading time
2-5 plan an activity such as going to the pool, the library, a museum, a park
6-7 play outside
7-9 quiet activity such as board games, Lego's, puzzles, go for a walk as a family, surprise trip to DQ or for a pop somewhere (soda for some of you : )
9-10 reading in room
10- lights out
This is pretty much the schedule we followed last summer. I keep a large stack of library books so there is always something to read. We try to keep it the same every day. Of course we cannot but the more we do the calmer things will be. Good luck!