Summer Survival Guide for Parents
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We have two weeks until school lets out for the summer. TWO WEEKS!!!

In honor of this home stretch, I’m having a flash sale on my ebook, “Summer Survival Guide for Parents”.

Starting today, Monday, May 15th, and running through Memorial Day, you can get my ebook for 75% off with coupon code: SURVIVE75

Here are a few excerpts from Summer Survival Guide for Parents to get you started! Head on over to this link to purchase my ebook for 75% off!

SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR PARENTS

DREAD

Right around Spring Break, it becomes apparent that the school year will, in fact, come to an end. In two or three short months, your children will be without the structure of a 9:00 – 3:00 school day. And you will be responsible for structuring their days and keeping them busy for three whole months.

Panic and dread set in. What are we supposed to do?! What if we have multiple kids? What if we work full-time? What if we can’t afford summer camp? What if we’re afraid of being alone with our children for that long? (Gasp!)

If you have school-aged children, you probably had them before they reached school-aged, too. Right? You used to do this all the time. You’ve got this.

What are you supposed to do?

Plan! Plan your summer, plan your big events, plan your support, and plan your day-to-day. By planning even slightly in advance, you are providing structure for both you and your children. Children thrive with structure. There are several ways to plan and we’ll get into that later. Mostly, just love your kids. And plan.

What if you have multiple kids?

Lucky you. Use that to your advantage. Kids who have a sibling have a built-in playmate. Multi-person games and activities can be done between children and can give you a break from entertaining them. If you have large age differences, this can even serve as a form of babysitter support.

What if you work full-time?

Hopefully, you can afford a little extra help. If not, no sweat – we’ll cover it. Working full-time is tough enough during the school year with school events, kids being sick, institute days, and holidays. Over the summer you have the added stress of feeling like you’re missing out on your kids’ childhood. Don’t do that to yourself!

What if you can’t afford summer camp?

You’re not alone. Summer camp prices are outrageous. Like, how can anyone afford a full-day summer camp and still pay their mortgage? Especially if they have more than one child! I’ll outline some ways you can get support without full-day summer camp.

What if you’re afraid of being alone with your children for that long?

Yeah, dude, me too. That doesn’t make you a bad parent. What you do need is some time for yourself and very low expectations. I’m not kidding. We’ll get more into it in chapter 8.

We can navigate all these fears and more. And we can have a successful summer break with our children!

My Story

My name is Lauren and my journey begins when I had three kids under two years old. Yup, you read that right. We had our son, Oliver, who was such a great kid. Besides the fact that he didn’t sleep for the whole first year of his life and had incredibly frustrating reflux that made him puke all the time, he was awesome; The light of our lives. So we decided to try for another baby so Oliver could have some company. Two under two sounded challenging, but my husband and I both agreed on the pros of having kids close together.

Except…life is funny. You know how it goes. Everything is going to plan. Life is good and manageable. And then, SURPRISE! YOU’RE HAVING TWINS!!!
And that is how we ended up with three kids under two years old. It’s been a wild ride and there’s no end in sight. Thankfully, I’ve always been good at processes, routines, and schedules. I thrive on structure and learned quickly that children do, too. This is what takes my life from absolute chaos to mostly manageable.

When my son turned two, we enrolled him into a “Totally Two’s” preschool program. They met two days a week for an hour and a half and I felt I had my life back! (Seriously, how pathetic.) The following year, his preschool became three days a week for two hours at a time. Okay, now we’re getting somewhere. The year after that? Three days a week for two and a half hours at a time. PLUS the twins, Luna & Esmi, could start their two-year-old program two days a week. It was magical. I had all three kids in a very short-structured school! And so our journey into the schooling system began.

Now that we’re a few years in, we have a good rhythm. Even throughout the pandemic, we managed to stay mostly sane by planning our days, having overarching goals and activities, and having reasonable expectations.

This book came about, like most, because of an unmet need. I had a problem and I needed a solution. I present to you my “Summer Survival Guide for Parents.”
So let’s get into it. Let’s plan a great summer with our kids!


Summer Survival Guide for Parents

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