I came across this article yesterday about balance and checking in midway with summer vacation. I think it is important to check-in with any situation about what is working and not working, to see what changes can be made, potential compromises, and adjustments to the existing routine or schedule. I particularly liked the first tip about boundaries around screen time and the direct benefits of each hour spent outside on improved mental health. I believe boundaries around screen time can be helpful anytime of the year. I hope you find something helpful for your family in the article!
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I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.