Travelling with your kids
Excitement is in the air! The countdown to your holiday, be it a short weekend journey or a longer trip, has started.
Yet, a little voice, at the back of your mind, keeps reminding you of the last time you got home after travelling with your children and you felt like you needed a holiday to recover from your holiday. Travelling can be a nightmare at the worst of times but when children are involved it can become that little extra traumatic!
Travelling with children, especially younger children, can be a stressful experience for parents. On the other hand, the change in environment and disruption to their routine can also make holidays a stressful period for children.
It is good to remember that things will not always go as planned, because they seldom do when travelling with adults and DEFINITELY never do when travelling with children. There is an endless list of variables that can affect your child and ultimately ruin your holiday experience. Diseases, motion sickness, tantrums, hygenic food and potable water… the list is inexhaustive.
There are, however, a few basic things that you can do to make travelling with your children an enjoyable experience with happy memories for all of you. A bit of forethought can help reduce parental stress and child discomfort during your trip. From involving your child in planning for the trip so they can get excited about it to making sure enough family events and child-oriented activities have been planned for. There are dozens of little tricks and tips that can eradicate the uncertainties and ensure a smoother and absolutely wonderful trip with your children. Owe it to your child and yourself, plan and read ahead. Enjoyable holidays guaranteed!
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