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Tips for keeping kids happy after school

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You're not alone if you drop off a happy child in the morning and the one who returns is either bouncing off the walls, or tired and grumpy. 

It’s tempting to let them just collapse in front of the telly or spend some time on their screens. And while there’s nothing wrong with this for a short time, it’s not the only way to calm them down and turn that frown upside down. Here are some tricks from mums and dads to keep them busy after school that will hopefully keep you both happy. You can find more tips for unsticking them from their screens here.

Being a parent is the best job in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. There will be days when it all feels a little too much. To help you manage the challenges ahead, Parent Club has some tips on coping with being a parent and keeping calm with your wee one so you can build a rewarding relationship together.

Image of a smiling green animation with a 'Frustration' meter at the top.

Image of a smiling green animation with a 'Frustration' meter at the top.

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Last updated: 18 Apr, 2023