Monday, 21 October 2013

The Parenting Files: Grumpy Children after Camp

Is it just our home, or is it common for young people to return home from camp really grumpy?  Mr Busy had a wonderful time away at a church youth camp.  He had too much fun and his recovery process includes grouching at his sisters and generally behaving in unbecoming ways.  Tonight after school Mr Busy has not been asked about homework and has had more than his fair share of screen-time.  He has also spent some time on his own, you know, resting.  Really, I was just protecting us from him.

After an early night tonight hopefully he will return to his normal chipper little self.

How do you handle children who are returned to you with attitude and grumpiness?

1 comment:

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I assume grumpy children are very, very tired (which is often the case), and send them to bed early. Usually a day or two of lots of sleep sets them back to rights!