Controlling the Summer Crazies
(Post provided and sponsored by Church & Dwight)
While kids long for the freedom of summer, it doesn’t quite bring about the same feelings for parents. Juggling children, carpooling to camp and doing household chores with little ones under foot can be overwhelming and lead to a chaotic couple of months.
Below are some great tips to help you manage summer chaos, and enjoy the sunshine as much as possible!
- Encourage your children to get off those screens and get outside! In the summer your kids have no excuse but to run around in the backyard and burn off excess energy. To help older kids clean all those dirty clothes and remove the grass stains they drag in, why not use Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ Cold Water Power Paks, an inexpensive and reliable product that will leave clothes looking as good as new.
- Stay healthy! Between soccer practice, summer camp and swim lessons summer often means eating quick on-the-go meals. Take L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™, a complete multivitamin that any kid will love.
- Keep a routine! Ensure you and your children keep a routine during the summer months even if you’ve turned off the alarm clock. Getting your children excited about boring tasks, like brushing their teeth and completing household chores (who enjoys these things, really??), will help everyone keep a routine during the summer. Arm & Hammer Kid’s Spinbrush and Orajel Flouride and Flouride-Free Toothpastes that tastes great and comes in popular kids’ characters such as My Little Pony, Mario, Spiderman and new PAW Patrol to get them brushing all summer long.
- Get the kids to help with some chores! Having an extra set of hands around the house during the summer can be helpful. Find age-appropriate chores for the kids and get them involved with running the household just like Mom and Dad. (My personal fave is having them do their own laundry, with OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder – which boosts your detergent power to get out even the toughest stains.)