“… Other responses (to the Family Synods) pointed to the effect of severe stress on families, who often seem more caught up with securing their future than with enjoying the present. There is a broader cultural problem, aggravated by fears about steady employment, finances and the future of children.”
(Amoris Laetitia 50)
School holidays often provide an opportunity to ‘enjoy the present’ as there is a break from many of the activities and schedule of the busy school term.
Parents who work during these holidays may be able to get home early from work and enjoy family activities. As parents, it is important to find a balance between work/commitments and family time and this is a challenge worth the effort.