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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors. So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer? Dixie Jackson, behavioral health specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System, offers a few time management tips and stress relievers to help you and your family enjoy the summer.
“Family vacations are a wonderful time to create lasting memories with your children, but they do come with their own set of headaches,” says Jackson. “There’s a lot of extra effort when traveling with children — planning activities for them, packing their stuff and getting them ready.”
Jackson offers these suggestions to help you manufacture a smoother trip:
Summer vacation should be enjoyable for everyone. If you start feeling stressed, try some of these tips to add more fun and less stress to your summer.
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