The world of being a parent can be rewarding but most of the time it is stressful. Even with kids that are well-behaved the constant driving to practices or recitals can start to compound the stress. You are going to need to have a tight schedule in order to make sure you do not forget anything or anyone due to lack of organization. There are hacks that can allow you to rejuvenate those parenting batteries. This will take the cooperation of other parents at times but it can allow for relaxation. The following are tactics that will make your job of parenting easier.

Schedule Sleepovers At Your House and At Their Friend’s Homes

Sleepovers are great as the kids are occupied and usually are tired out the next day due to lack of sleep. Planning these sleepovers a few weeks in advance with the other parents can allow you to have a night of relaxation when your child goes off to a sleepover. Time alone with your significant other is great and being able to relax on a Friday night is always nice especially when it seems like a foreign concept after having children. One drawback is that kids fight and change friends so it can be hard to find a long term family that you trust enough to take up this kind of arrangement.

Alone Time Means Alone Time!

All mothers need some time alone whether it is reading a great book or relaxing in the bath. Teens will give you your alone time as they value the time they have to themselves. To teach your children about alone time interrupt something they enjoy doing like playing video games. Having boundaries with your children is important as a child needing constant attention is not healthy especially when parents give them all the attention they could ever want. The bath is really the best place to relax as kids never want to run in on their mother in the bathroom. Use essential oils during the bath to boost relaxation and even help with head or muscle aches. Lavender oil’s benefits and uses are extensive so delve into the world of this oil to see how it can help you relax today!

Find What Motivates Each Individual Child

Finding what motivates your child to behave is important whether it is a video game or being able to go to a sports camp over the summer. Many parents see bribing their children as wrong but if it reinforces good behavior then it could not be that bad. All children are different so find what your child loves and use that as motivation for good behavior or even good grades.

Create A Backyard Oasis of Fun

The backyard can be turned into a great place for the kids to play for hours on end. Not everyone can have a pool but setting up a volleyball net or basketball hoop is not out of the question. The more time your children spend playing outside the more you can get done in the house. If your backyard is fenced this offers another reassurance of safety so you will not have to keep a constant eye on them.

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Cheryl Posner is the owner of Winey Mommy. Of course, she loves wine, her family, and writing about it all (in no certain order).

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