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Going on a family vacation sounds great. It’s an opportunity to kick back and enjoy your kids and your spouse without the realities of everyday life intruding. You need a break, and a vacation sounds like the perfect way to get it. Unfortunately, you’re consistently putting off those vacation plans
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on a family vacation sounds great. It’s an opportunity to kick back and enjoy
your kids and your spouse without the realities of everyday life intruding. You
need a break, and a vacation sounds like the perfect way to get it.
Unfortunately, you’re consistently putting off those vacation plans in favor of
other activities. Taking a family vacation, however, can have a more positive
impact on your entire family than you think.
Vacations Improve Love in Your
was the last time you got away from everything and just took the time to
connect with your spouse? No matter how grand your intentions, chances are, you
don’t get a lot of opportunities to de-stress and grow closer to one another. A
vacation with your spouse—especially the occasional vacation without the
kids—will help you grow closer. Four out of ten
travelers feel more romantic while they’re on vacation, separated from the
endless grind of daily life. Not only that, vacation increases your enjoyment
in life, helps you feel more connected, and keeps you from being irritable,
tired, and impatient in your everyday life.
Vacation Time Connects You with
vacation is the perfect opportunity to recharge and reconnect with your
children—and over 50% of Americans agree that it works, according to a recent
study by the Crowne
Plaza Stamford. With no work to pull your attention away and nothing that
you “have” to do tomorrow, you can make opportunities on your vacation that you
just don’t have time for the rest of the year. You can snuggle with your child
each morning instead of rushing them through a routine to get them off to
school or a sitter. There’s a chance for quiet decompression time every night.
If you watch your child’s food intake to ensure that they’re remaining healthy in
the midst of all those vacation treats, you can learn more about them, see a
more peaceful child, and watch your relationship thrive.
Create Lasting Memories
the best things about vacation time is the opportunity to create memories that
will last for a lifetime. Your kids are only little for so long! Take those
kid-friendly trips before they outgrow them. They’ll remember those trips forever,
especially when you take the time to regularly look back on pictures and
reminisce together. Make sure to make time for each family member’s needs while
you’re on vacation. Schedule activities that are appropriate for each child’s
age, hobbies, and preferred activities. Also, maintain
your child’s routine as much as possible and keep age-appropriate expectations
to ensure that your memories are happy ones. For example, a child who still
needs a nap in the middle of the day will be much better-tempered and able to
enjoy much more of the vacation if you make sure you’re back in a place where
they’ll be able to sleep each day. Plan for the unexpected, and keep kids
informed about what’s coming next instead of springing things on them.
Create Opportunities for the
you take vacations with your kids, you won’t just give them memories that
they’ll never forget. You’ll also help
them learn how to handle the unexpected when it crops up: some of the most
amazing memories of your trip will be from those moments when things don’t go
as planned. Once enough time has gone by, you’ll be able to laugh at those
mishaps: the time when the airline lost all of your luggage; the time your GPS
took you over an hour off-track before you got pointed back toward your
destination; the time when one child completely forgot to pack shirts for
vacation. Getting outside your comfort zone builds character in both you and
your kids, while navigating a new or foreign city gives you and your kids the
opportunity to look at the world from a new perspective, learn about new
people, and increase knowledge through educational experiences while on
today’s hectic culture, it’s not often that families can find the chance to
just kick back and relax together. There’s a bond that forms through shared
experiences that’s impossible to deny, especially with its intrinsic reminder
that some people will simply always be there for you. “The family that plays
together, stays together”; so teach your children well. They won’t be kids
forever. Take the time to vacation with them while you have the chance and
watch your family bonds improve, increase your confidence in your parenting,
and help your children to thrive.
I can relate to this post so much. We traveled a lot as a family when I was a child and my husband and I are huge world jetsetters so I completely agree with the points made here. It really does connect you with your spouse and you make lasting memories that you can revisit and remember whenever you're having a tough time. I hope when we have kids we'll take the time out of our lives to travel just as much as we do now. I think it's so important for kids to see the world and experience new things outside of what they see regularly, especially since it's an increasingly global world. I think they should be aware of what's out there from a young age.
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