For parents and guardians, a major challenge is how to keep the kids from proclaiming, "I'm bored, there's nothing to do."
To help FACS-Elgin has prepared the following survival guide filled with tips, resources and, when all else fails, a list of agencies that provide year-round parenting support programs.
Kids' Adventure Club
Idea #3: Go on a bug safari. Collect millipedes, grasshoppers, spiders, or crickets. Tip: Check pockets before washing clothes!
Parental Survival Guide
Tip #9: Make a weekly menu. Consider what your day is like Monday to Friday. Have simple meals on days that are more...
Tip #6: Practice stress management techniques - deep breathing, imagery, doodling, aromatherapy
Agencies provide parental support
"There are a variety of services in Elgin County that provide temporary relief, advice or an avenue to share the trials and tribulations of parenting during the summer and all year-round."