5 things to not do when traveling with children

1. Not disciplining them enough.
Yes, there are things as too much or too little discipline, and both aren’t good.

Old School Discipline Rules That Actually WORK! My mom used these with us (in the 80's) and I can say from experience that with consistency from the parents, these Rules really work and empower your children at the same time.

2. Not paying attention to them.
Yes you need a break, yes, you want to enjoy the trip your own way as well; but that doesn’t give you the liberty to ignore, or filter out your younglings’ rants and rambles. They’re just as excited as you, and don’t have anyone else to talk to since you asked them to not talk to strangers.

Plane snacks and air travel tips with a toddler. Just read through this article, some really useful tips! Like wrap snacks in ribbon. It makes the snack time an activity and is a distraction for kiddos.


3. Not letting them bring a toy or book along.
Let them bring a toy or book along wherever you go, it’ll teach them to be responsible for their own things and also be a great way for them to pass time on longer commutes.

How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such.

4. Not letting them be adventurous with the menu.
Kids have weird preferences, yes they do; but don’t deny them the choice to choose. Reason with them when you think they’ll never be able to down the whole thing.

Oh what a tangled web we weave..Wonder how many kids would gets wrapped up like flies in a web...gotta be a safer way to do this..it looks like fun!

5. Not letting them pick items on the itinerary.
Again, yes they’ll probably not have the best adult friendly choice, but let them be a part of the decision making process and they’ll be more enthusiastic towards sightseeing ¬†and come up with the most adorable poses for the pictures that you take.

traveling with kids?? Here are some really fab ideas!

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