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10 From GEM:
10 Ways To Make The Best Of Summer
With The Kids At Home


24/7 for parents these days is not an understatement! The multiple roles overlapping one another throughout the day can be overwhelming. You get caught up with everyone else and their demands, coupled with household tasks, outside work demands and schedules and before you know it, the day is done and you’ve left yourself behind. It is possible to relax and have fun with the kids at home, creating more bonds and memories.

Having the kids at home for the summer does not have to be stressful or demanding. In fact, you can create great memories with the kids at home by managing activities and time with a few simple strategies. The days will become freer and easier too, as summer routines are established gradually, giving everyone the chance to rejuvenate and breathe.

10 From GEM can help you help you and your family with these quick and easy tips for managing your children at home this summer. Sunny days are ahead.


1. Ask For Help

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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Asking for help does not mean you're vulnerable or needy. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. In fact, people are happy to oblige, because they will feel valued by your asking. You have to get past the fear of rejection-hearing the dreaded no. You will benefit by the help because you'll fell less stressed, reduce your feeling of loneliness and you'll build stronger relationships with family and friends by asking for help.