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Children may look forward to long school holidays, but for parents they can be a source of dread. It's time to cut them back to a more manageable length.

22nd June, 2014
Let kids get out and make daisy chains, but not for nine weeks at a time. Picture: Thinkstock

Hurray! Just five more days and it’s the summer holidays!! Who can wait? Eight weeks – no, this year it’s NINE weeks – of pure indulgence, zero responsibility and endless time for doing nothing! Whoopee! And some of us have even more holidays: four whole weeks more if you’re in secondary school and didn’t have a state exam! Three cheers for holidays!

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