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Helpful Tips When Traveling With Kids To Reduce Stress

Having spent many years traveling with our kids and especially when they were of a young age, we definitely know it can be trying at times. That’s why I was happy to receive an email from my collaborating guest author, offering to submit a post on a few …

👨 Helpful Tips For Travel With Kids. 👨

We have all seen a family on the plane, where the kids were kicking the seats, or going out of their minds with boredom. It’s a shame for the parents, the children and everyone around them. 

No amount of good parenting is going to override a child’s direct need for stimulus, both when traveling and at their destination. As a result, we thought we would offer you a few helpful tips when traveling with toddlers, so everyone can have a good time.

For us {Baby Boomers} and retirees, these tips may be useful if you find yourself traveling with 👪 grandchildren!

A Few Tips For Travel With Kids

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Listen To What They Would Like

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First, try to take them seriously when it comes to what they would like to do, depending on their age of course. This doesn’t mean taking them out on the town until three in the morning.

It does mean listening to what they’d like to do on their 🏖 holiday and using those wants, in order to plan a better time for everyone. Small questions will save you heaps of unwanted stress down the road.

If your children are old enough, sit down and 📝 plan your holiday together. See what everyone would like to do!

Keep Your Children Informed About Your Upcoming Travels

Helpful Tips For Travel With Kids #2

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Prepping them about the trip also does the trick. The night before leaving, tell your kids what to expect when getting up the next day and preparing to leave. Make sure to remind them before you leave home the next day, that they have everything ready to go!

Finding something interesting for your child to see or visit during the trip, will most surely get them excited. It would help if they too, are anticipating that out-of-town or out of the country trip.

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As an example;

Lets say you’re going to be traveling to; New York City. Why not download some photos of 🦕 dinosaur skeletons from the 🏛 American Natural Museum of History ,or the 🚀 Sony Wonder Technology in Midtown East to get them interested and excited.

Making sure that your child is feeling excited about traveling before the trip, is also important. Children and especially babies, have a great tendency to have tantrums if they aren’t feeling well.

Make sure that they’re also comfortable in their clothing, as well as their seat. Bring your child’s favorite story 📖 books and coloring books, to help keep him or her busy during a long ✈ flight or 🚗 drive.

You can also take advantage of technology and download a few child-friendly apps on your tablet or mobile phone. If you take the time to research, you’ll find that there are tons available to keep them entertained!

Educate Your Children On Your Travel Destination

Helpful Tips For Travel With Kids #3

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Education should also be a really big part of taking your older children on holiday, but in an enjoyable way. Taking them to 🏛 museums, visiting local landmarks and mixing in a little culture and history with all the 🍨 ice cream and sunshine, is a great idea.

A survey of parents carried out by; The Adventure Company, suggests that children who are taken on holiday, achieve higher academic grades and develop more advanced social skills.

“The tour company’s research, which consisted of 4,000 interviews with parents in England, revealed that 87 per cent of respondents reported that going on holiday enabled their child to perform better in at least one subject at school.”

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The research found that a child’s aptitude for geography, history and languages benefited the most, and this seems obvious.

Language-wise, teaching a child to learn a new method of communicating, can actually be fun. Teaching yourself at the same time has its own benefits too!

Simple things like asking them to order for the family from a foreign-language menu, or asking someone what the time is, can help bolster their confidence and their communicative abilities. All for helping them develop better language-learning skills for the future. 🙂

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There is a lot of advice on the web about traveling with children, but ensuring their destination is just as enjoyable and beneficial for them, is important too.

Most importantly of all, ensure that your child feels that you are enjoying yourself as well. Children take great interest in the emotional well being of their parents. If you are going out of your own mind with boredom, they will pick up on it.

Tag-team activities are great, even if it’s just wandering down to the sea front, or exploring some ancient ruins.

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Family holidays for working parents, is a time in which they can really spend some quality time with their children. If you can put the panic button down and focus on spending quality time together, traveling with your kids will be wonderful, with memories that will last a lifetime!

Guest Author at Gr8 Travel Tips

I am happy to present this collaborative post in the hopes of offering some helpful travel inspiration and information to you. You may also enjoy reading the article in the link below, on 14 Strategies for Stress-Free Air Travel With Children. 

A great article where experienced ✈ flight attendants share their secrets for flying with young kids. It’s from the well known publication called; Parents Magazine.

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🤡 Parents Magazine – Stress Free Air Travel With Children


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