As with any and everything having to do with your children, I highly recommend planning your summer vacation with them. Are you considering traveling with them or just taking time off from work to spend a few days with them? If your children are old enough, allow them to assist in planning.
An article on the website www.schoolfamily.com actually recommends that parents let their children do the planning because they will learn many life skills. First, sit them down and explain to them what is involved. Give them a budget and have them come up with the plans. Will it be a family road trip or a cruise or something else?
Second, give them a deadline within which to come up with their plan and then have them present it to you. Third, have them get travel brochures and maps or print off the internet information about the various destinations and types of trips. At the destination they select, ask them to develop an itinerary – what will the family do each day? After the trip is selected, assign tasks to each child. For example, have one child be the photographer and another child keep a written journal.
There are unlimited ideas that parents can adopt to help make this summer vacation memorable. To read the article, click here.