When most parents think vacation they think a break from the kids. Although that is sometimes needed, taking a vacation as a family is an experience you share together. Being able to show pictures and explain to your child about the fun you had as a family is just beautiful. Making family vacations a regular thing allows for bonding time. Whether it is a road trip where you jam out as a family to your favorite songs or if it is an international trip where you get a chance to have the cultural experience of being abroad. Your child will thank you in the future for being so involved in their lives and valuing family time.
I remember going on road trips every summer to visit family and friends growing up. When we were older we went on international trips as a family.
Trips as a family teaches your child to value family time. For your child to be able to see and experience new things during their development is beneficial to their outlook on life. It is also beneficial to their outlook on the family structure and social norms. Your child gets to understand how society is run and how to interact with people in different situations. Your child will be more open to new experiences and opportunities because they were able to explore at such a young age. Children will remember and value the time shared on family vacations, yes it may involve more planning but it is totally worth it.
Have you vacationed as a family? Where to?