3 Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues for Children

3 Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues for Children

By ILK Post

   February 14, 2021


After a long holiday, children often find it difficult to return to normal routines and stick to good, holiday memories., let alone getting back to the rhythm of previous learning consciously. Faced with all kinds of homework and tests, children will naturally develop a sense of resistance, and in severe cases, they may suffer from inefficiency and weak concentration. Want to help your children to clear up their gloomy moods and get back to their usual routine as soon as possible, but not sure where to start? ILK Learning prepares 3 tips to help your children get out of the holiday mood!

Review Happy Moments, Start Planning for the Next Holiday

Parents can lead their children to write down all the great memories during the CNY holiday. During this process, parents can guide their children to reflect and examine upon things that make them joyful to remind them to be grateful for the time spent with family and friends. For example, having a great time with their cousins, or receiving gifts from elders. Every reflection helps children to consciously remember the meaningfulness behind each holiday occasion. A written record symbolizes a good completion, and then parents should encourage their children to strive through the upcoming challenges to end with a high note! Looking back at the good times and starting to plan the next vacation Share and discuss the good times during the holidays with your children! You can choose to encourage your children to reflect on the holiday by drawing, writing, and looking at photos to deepen their memories of the holiday. At the same time, the family can work together and make plans for the next holiday to create a sense of anticipation. Your kid has something want to do next holiday? Write it down! Places for the next adventure? Check the information first and plan ahead! Any fun activities this holiday that they want to re-experience? Print out the photos or put them in a prominent place! There is a "reward system" in the human brain's neural system. When we anticipate the "dream goal", we will naturally secrete dopamine, which makes us more happy and full of energy, encourage children to meet the challenges of life and learning ahead!

Arrange a Timetable to Preview Daily Schedules

Parents can arrange a daily schedule with their children to adjust their mood back to normal life early and reduce anxiety. First, write down all the tasks to be completed, and arrange the tasks in order of importance and urgency. Parents should let their children finish their homework slowly according to the order of priority. If the child is not able to quickly complete all the tasks that are of low importance in the daily schedule, parents should not force the child to finish on the spot, but let the child slowly get used to the rhythm of work and pick up the pace. In addition to communicating with children and arranging time for daily review and homework, you can also arrange entertaining sessions such as favorite game time or after school parent-child time, letting children know that going to school is not a "monster" that deprives them of a happy life, but a tool to help adjust their daily routines.

Step by Step, Return to Normal Routine

The holiday is a great opportunity for all family members to breathe a sigh of relief. Whether it is a parent or a child who is busy with work on weekdays, without the need to get up early and go out, you can arrange all kinds of wonderful festival activities. Everyone's daily work and rest routines often become irregular. To adjust the child's biological clock to the normal state before the holiday, parents need to gradually resume their regular schedules at the end of the holiday, reduce excessive excitement or the amount of physically-demanding activity. This helps children rebuilding orderly and independent living habits. Parents can try to arrange indoor, more static family activities on the last day of the holiday, or stay home for a normal dinner. This subtly reminds your child with a psychological countdown to connect the lifestyle before and after the holiday.

Conclusion

It is natural for people to stay in the Holiday Mood  and parents do not need to worry too much. The most important thing is to try to understand your child's state, patiently observe and assist from the side, so that the child can gradually pick up the normal lifestyle in a supportive environment. After the holiday, you might as well try the above 3 tips to help your children fight off Holiday Mood and start coping with new challenges! Do you want your kids to acquire different skills and knowledge even at home? Check out ILK Learning’s Course Catalog to find THE course for your kids! Feel free to reach out for more information on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram! We look forward to seeing your messages!
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