What do we expect for Spring Break.?  It seems as parents our expectations fall into several categories.   We build a break or holiday up in our heads to be so big and exciting that it could never fulfill our expectations.  Then we are disappointed.  Another group of us dread the break, thinking only of the constant fighting and complaining.  This self-fulfilling prophecy can also set us up for disappointed.   The last group just wants to rest.  When this doesn’t happen or the break is suddenly over and we haven’t really accomplished anything … again disappointment.

Sit down and think through realistic goals and expectations for your children’s time off. That way you won’t doom yourself to failure.

Tomorrow we will discuss creating a plan for the break.