17/02/2014 17:58 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

'I'm Bored!' How To Avoid Hearing Those Two Little Words This Half Term

Watch the video above for tips from real parents (and children) about how to make the week pass in a whirlwind of fun and games.

Including advice on encouraging creative play to help children develop and learn; how to avoid constant squabbling; making the most of family time with ideas for free fun; how to make journeys enjoyable; and what to do if your children are threatening to spend the entire week glued to a screen.

We've also included some videos focused on older kids, including one discussing when it is OK to leave a child home alone - invaluable if you're facing a daily battle trying to get your teen to accompany you on errand runs.

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