breaking-wellWhen you’ve worked hard to achieve gains for your child’s development and/or learning with your therapist or teachers, it can be difficult to think about stopping. Over the years, Lisa and I have both had clients reluctant to take a break over the summer for fear of losing some of the good work achieved over the year.

That can be a concern for some children and families – however, there is a much greater risk of burnout without a break. We’ve both seen children who are just yearning for time to be “just kids”, just to play, relax and have fun with family and friends – and many a parent who wishes for just the same thing.

It can be done, and really needs to be – the trick is to time it right and follow some simple guidelines so that the break actually helps rather than hinders the progress made…

In our final podcast of the year, Lisa and I share some simple tips about how to approach taking a break so that skills are consolidated and both you and your child can be more relaxed and rejuvenated and ready for a great New Year.

This podcast marks the end of our weekly series. We hope that you’ve enjoyed it and found it helpful.

In February 2017 we’ll return with a new format including a monthly video blog and the occasional podcast when something truly interesting or important arises.

So until then we hope the countdown to the holidays isn’t too hectic and that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.