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The school holidays are here and it can send many parents into a complete panic at the thought of their children being off school for as long as 10 weeks. Many families head ‘home’ or go off on a trip or sign their children up for one of the many summer camps offered.  But even so there are still a lot of days to fill. 

I think the key to not only to focus on surviving the summer holidays, but trying to learn how to enjoy them!  For some parents this requires school holidays to be seen from a new perspective.  School holidays offer children  ‘ultimate’ freedom to BE children.  We can see this time as a gift for our children.  This is very well summarized in the theme tune to the children’s cartoon ‘ Phineas And Ferb’.........

There's 104 days of summer vacation
And school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spend it

Like maybe...
Building a rocket, or fighting a mummy, or climbing up the Eiffel Tower,...