Top Ten Ideas for Saving Parental Sanity Part 2 (Tips 6 – 10)

Written by JDUB a.k.a. Justin Weiss

If you missed it, read out first 5 tips for Saving Parental Sanity.

6. A Great (Affordable) Babysitter/Dog Sitter

I emphasize this idea because finding a sitter for your two or four legged loved ones can be instrumental in gaining peace. You never know what curveballs are around the corner for your schedule so prepare yourself now. Sittercity is an amazing reference as a starting point.

7. Traveling DVD Players

How many times have you found yourself in the car listening to the familiar music of crying, yelling and a good tantrum? I know it sounds like a cop out but believe me these little beauties (and I’m not just referring to your kids) can save a car ride, hour or day. Whether it is an educational DVD or a child appropriate movie these portable DVD systems at Overstock.comcan be a life savor! 

8. Parent Night Out

You need a night out every once in a while to remind yourselves that you are adults.  This can be difficult to secure without a good babysitter so if you need another resource check out the Little Gym’s Parents Survival Night.  This may be just the resource you need!

9. Kids Extra Curricular Activities

Not only should your little ones broaden their horizons with learning additional skills outside of school lessons, you should capitalize on that opportunity to have some “me time”. Kids.gov is an excellent resource to find additional extra curricular activities. Check it out!

10. Summer Camp Baby!

When summer begins parents are always happy to spend additional time with their kids. However, kids need a social education that is outside of school. Summer camping, either day or night, offers children an opportunity to develop personal life skills. On the other hand, it offers adults time to rediscover their personal social life skills that need updating every summer

Check out the ACA website to learn more about the wonderment called summer camp.

The aforementioned simply scratch the surface, so post comments with additional ideas for sanity savers in order to update my resource pages. Even better, if you have a topic idea or question please email me, as I am dedicated to saving your sanity, wallet, time and space. Let’s save ourselves first in order to protect the world one good idea at a time…TOGETHER!

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