For many of us, traveling with children is looming in the new future. Kyndra shares her secrets to making the process easier on everyone involved.
One of the hardest things about traveling with children is that while they may enjoy visiting relatives and seeing new things, travel always means that they are removed from the familiar and surrounded by an often baffling array of new stimulation.
Nowhere is this more the case than with children who depend on their familiar surroundings and routines to deal calmly with the world.
I have several such children and have slowly learned what I need to do ahead of time to make a trip as smooth as possible for those we visit and for ourselves. In a few short weeks we will be going to a family gathering on S’s side of the family and I’m already planning, collecting hings to make the trip easier, and talking to the children to help them adjust to somewhat familiar surroundings and people with as little stress as possible.
Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years:
About the Author: Kyndra Steinmann blogs at Sticks, Stones and Chicken Bones on living in a house full of young children, unending questions and abundant grace. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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What ideas can you add?