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Weekend Routines - Maple Education

Monday, 03 November 2014

Weekend Routines

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We all know how special weekends are to families. When the weather is pleasant in England, its pure heaven. If you have followed the lunch and homework routine well, you have barely nothing to do but enjoy your child's company just these few tips.

1.Make sure you have time for yourself. It's your weekend too, don't sell yourself too much with pick-ups to parties, football clubs, cleaning cooking where you feel even more stressed by Monday – Make sure you have:

a) 2 hours during one evening for a glass of wine, with olives, nuts and all things banned for children

b) A mini lie in at least (and no... 8am is not a lie in under EU law)

c) Quality bonding time with the whole family – one family dinner, bowling activity, movie day, trip to the park – anything

2.Domesticating your child never is as valuable as a good education. Teach her to carry out basic cleaning and tidying..... especially if she gets pocket money. A good task is cleaning their own room and one communal chore, such as setting the table, or dusting. This results in less work for you and hopefully your child appreciating how hard it is to keep a nice house.

3.Quiet time Sundays. After Sunday dinner teach your kids to get ready for Monday. Give them 30 minutes quiet time to check their uniform is ready, their bag is packed and all homework is completed. This is a good organizational skill which empowers kids. Obviously always check that they are actually ready and they haven't screamed 'yes mum it's all fine' whilst on Facebook.

Chris Garnett

Chris Garnett is the Chief Executive Officer of Maple Education, responsible for operations, finance and exams. A social entrepreneur, Chris co-founded and managed an ethical fashion business from 2000 to 2009. In the 1980s Chris had her own successful office management business in Canada.

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