Most parents dread travelling long distances with their kids especially because they end up being all grumpy and troublesome. However, what they don’t realize is that they are missing out on a lot by leaving them behind. So here are some reasons why you should be taking your kids with you the next time you go on vacation.
Spend time with them
Nowadays parents and kids are both too busy for each other. especially during teen years, this distance tends to grow even more when the bond has not been established since early years. that is why planning a vacation with dolphin watching or camping or even simply spending some quality time at the beach is always recommended. As a parent have you ever thought of how much you truly know your child. Most parents might answer positively, but what they don’t understand is that the reality is totally different. Like you, your kids too show only what you want to see and that is not a good sign of parenting. So take this time to bond better with your child and let them know that they can trust you with anything!
When things get hard we always tend to reminiscence of the good times we would have spent. But have you ever thought what would have happened if you didn’t have such memories to look back to? Even with your family this is the same. Memories are moments where you are looking back on the bond you shared. Therefore, as a parent you need to make sure you create a platform for such memories to be built. Whether you are only going to watch a Nelson Bay dolphin put on a show or play tag in the corn field, these memories would remain forever and they would always remind your child the importance of family and bonding!
Make new friends
Kids are very good at making friends than most adults. They don’t need to think twice about what to say or how they should approach on a common ground, they just slide down the slides and become friends. That is also in fact the beauty of childhood! Nonetheless, when kids make friends, the parents become friends too. So when travelling with your children you are definitely bound to make new friends!
A learning opportunity
Especially with parenting, there is no real guide on how to do it the right way. It’s a journey that you learn on the go. So to be able to learn on the go there should be instances where you could learn and that only happens when you are with your child. There are so many things you learn when going on vacation with your child; what you should pack, what you should do, how you should plan and whatnot. So rather than dreading it, take it as a learning experience!Take the above reasons in to account and plan your next trip for the entire family to enjoy!