uring the Christmas season we discussed using your family traditions to point to Christ. New Years should be no different. Think through the traditions that you will do as a family and how they can close out the year and begin the New Year, Christ-centered.
We have spent a lot of time over this holiday season discussing teaching our children how to serve others. Close out the Christmas season by ending the vacation serving. What a great way to spend the last day of 2010!
Breaks from school are great for teaching some real life lessons for children. One of the real life lessons is that the adult world doesn’t stop. Just because everyone is on vacation doesn’t mean that adults completely get a break. Someone still has to prepare and clean up after meals, pick up the house, do laundry ect.
Even though we are early in the second week of Christmas Vacation, it’s not too late to establish a purpose. The week leading up to Christmas has Christmas day as its focal point. There are many things for the whole family to do to keep them busy. The week after Christmas the excitement has died down and shockingly, even with all the new things to play with, boredom sets in.
Children, like all of us, are creatures of habit. There is a sense of safety and familiarity in a schedule. When that routine is broken it can cause a little bit of chaos in their world. They don’t know what to do with themselves, so parents will hear things like “I’m bored” and “when are we going to…”.