Everyone loves to have extended periods of time for recreation and relaxation. In fact, we all need some time to slow down, unplug and have some playtime. Getting away from home and traveling to an exciting destination is what makes vacations so wonderful. However, traveling with young children can be a real challenge. The key is knowing:
How to Survive and Thrive During Your Vacation
It’s no secret that children love vacations. Children love vacations not because they get to go to some idealized place that they hold in their mind (Disneyland, Hawaii, Grandma’s house), but because of a much richer treasure that waits. Most of the time their parents are:
- More relaxed
- More fun
- More emotionally available
For most children (and adults) say that their favorite summer memories were something free and simple, like lying on a blanket and watching the sunset over the ocean with the whole family or just playing board games and laughing out loud together. These sweet pleasures are the golden experiences that inform and build on our most prized childhood memories.
A Point to Ponder
Make your next vacation something to remember with great pleasure. During the hustle and bustle of packing, traveling, and going on your vacation do something different. Stop, pause, breathe and enjoy each family member in ways that make them feel loved!
Author: Steve Cuffari For many, Steve Cuffari is the mentor that parents call on to make their parenting style warmer, easier and more affective. He is the founder of inTouch Parenting, a company devoted to helping today's parents calm the chaos, raise emotionally intelligent kids, and nurture families that thrive. read more about Steve Cuffari here...