Traveling with kids: Fun or torture?
Is a vacation really a vacation if the kids are with you?
You might be getting away, but is that a bad thing if it means schedules are turned upside down and unfamiliar sights, smells, tastes and sounds result in all-too-familiar tantrums?
Or do the benefits of adventure, no distractions and unparalleled quality family time win out in the end?
Here are 5 pros and 5 cons of taking the kids with you on vacation:
Con #1: Sleep schedules get turned upside down
Even if you’re a parent who is not guilty of overscheduling the family when you go on vacation, no one ever seems to get enough rest anyway. Whether you’ve traveled to a different time zone or need to be somewhere early in the morning or later in the evening for a tour or reservation, or the excitement of what lies ahead means the children are simply too excited to fall asleep or sleep in, routines from home go by the wayside, which usually means the number of hours of sleep banked each night also falls down by a few precious and critical hours.
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