Monday, April 18, 2011

Tip for a successful family vacation

Planning a vacation or outing? Have you ever had a child come back from an outing and be upset? Have you ever been upset about how a family trip went? You were supposed to have a nice relaxing family time but it ended in a disaster!  One thing you can do to alleviate this problem is to have a family meeting to plan your trip wisely. 

Explore what will have to happen in order for each family member to be satisfied with the trip. Many trips fail simply because one member of the family had an expectation that wasn't met. For example, your child might have a fond memory of that ice cream store and you didn't know that this was what he had his heart set on. Or you may be looking forward to a car trip without bickering but you forgot to negotiate some agreements around what will happen if there is bickering. 

Outings and vacations can build lasting memories...and better ones if we plan ahead! Enjoy your trip!

1 comment:

  1. Great post with the school year winding down and thoughts turning to family vactions! With very fond memories of our childhood summers, I wrote 20 Steps to a Summer that Rocks, with ideas for parents to create amazing family summers filled with connections and fun. It is one of our resources at

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