If you are planning a trip with small children, be sure to bring their favorite comfort items along if space allows. While most of the family views a vacation as a fun break, to a very young child it seems like a needless disruption of their normal day. Bringing a favorite item can help children experience a degree of continuity and stability when they adjust to new environments. A great way to spend time with your children on a regular basis is to have a family game night. Pick out a game that everyone will enjoy or let family members take turns choosing a game. Playing a game together as a family is a fun alternative to sitting around watching TV or each one going off and doing their own thing. It is important to remember to bring items that bring your young children comfort when you are traveling. A fun family vacation is still a disruption to your little one’s every day routine. Having a familiar blanket or favorite toy can help your child to be more comfortable in an unfamiliar place.
All kids are going to be unique and will not really fit into any predefined mold, so you should be willing to celebrate this uniqueness. No matter how your child is in terms of personality or anything else for that matter, you should always be very encouraging and very accepting.
Using rules that detail exactly what is expected can help to cut back on the amount of fighting that goes on and ultimately help your children live together more harmoniously. Instead of saying “no hitting” you could tell your children to “touch gently”, as it is a kinder way of saying the same thing.