Traveling can be difficult. Period. Whether you love to travel or hate it, there is almost always some stress involved. Whether it’s trying to make sure you remembered to bring everything you need or if it’s all the planning involved, there are unique challenges that you don’t face when you’re at home.
So if traveling as an adult is difficult enough, what about when kids travel with you? Even though you love them, your kids can not only make your stress level rise, but traveling can be very stressful on them too. Your children might not identify it as “stress,” but you can notice how their behavior changes when they are struggling.
Traveling is supposed to be enjoyable, and you want your kids to have good memories of your family trips, so what can you do to help your kids have a better time? Here are a few tips from your friends at Baymont Inn & Suites in Mequon.
Plan and schedule specific activities
No matter if you have a small budget or a jam-packed itinerary, make sure to put in some time to do something your kids can look forward too. It doesn’t have to be big or super exciting or fancy, just give them something they can look forward to. It can serve to take their mind off their anxieties about traveling.
When you’re at home and in your regular routines, things can get so busy and crazy. While you travel, make a point of doing something together—as a family. Even if it’s going out to eat somewhere inexpensive or eating continental breakfast together in the morning, the important thing is to spend that time together.
Bring some of home on road
Even if your child is too old for “blankie” or stuffed buddies, bringing something familiar from home can do wonders to ease anxiousness. Something small and familiar that reminds her of home can put her mind at ease and help with sleep and general comfortableness.
And lastly, find a place where you know you and your kids can get great sleep. Booking a comfortable, spacious, and quiet hotel like Baymont Inn & Suites in Mequon will ensure you get a good night’ sleep and are ready to face each day of your trip.