Thursday, November 3, 2011

Traveling Tips {Strong-Willed Child}

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Parenting the Strong-Willed Child has a few good ideas for traveling in the car. I think these can apply no matter what your mode of transportation. thse are found on page 227.

1-Have a CD your child likes. Of course, many of us might do playlists on our MP3 player. I have a playlist for my music that the kids like. I also have a playlist of children's tunes. I also have a playlist of our books on tape. We rotate through these while driving. 
2-Have toys specific to car. These are toys you only bring out for the road trip. That keeps the toys fresh and exciting. Another idea that produces the same results is to buy a few new toys for the trip. This idea of new toys is found in basically any list of traveling tips you will ever see :).
3-Have snacks and drinks for long drives.

That's it! Simple enough. I have many more comprehensive posts on traveling in the car:


Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

I'd add (again!, sorry) to all these traveling tips, especially for long car trips -

don't stress out too much about how your toddler/preschooler likes a long car trip.

I have a friend who has trouble getting her kids to go 2 hours in the car, and is always asking how we do 12-hour days in the car, even with our babies! But I grew up doing those kinds of trips, and so we just GO.

Our son did his share of whining or crying in the beginning, I suppose. But now he's 3 and he already knows that if he's not happy with the toys/music/snacks we have, he can chat with us and look out the window, or sleep (haha, like he'd ever sleep though!).

We don't really worry about the fussing - we offer a toy or snack, and beyond that... we just don't worry too much about it!

Plowmanators said...

Never be sorry for sharing your tips! Keep them coming! Everyone benefits from others ideas.

I like your advice to not worry. We have gotten more that way as we have gotten more experience with being parents (in all respects) and it turns out okay. Although sometimes not worrying has led to not preparing in some important aspect. For example, I don't take a diaper bag with me anywhere and one time McKenna had a messy diaper while we were out and about. Luckily we keep extras in the vehicle, but it reminded me I do need to prepare properly :)

zeetech yousaf said...

Keeping your luggage lighter and plan your traveling spots is good for comfortable travel and you may reduce your traveling cost by getting cheap transport for example when ever i went to my home i got cheap
ticket to pakistan which is less expensive.


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