Are you planning a family vacation? Are you a single parent and are unable to figure out what would make your teenager happy? Do you want to have a foolproof plan for the vacation this summer? Not to worry, I have been there, seen that, and dealt with it. It is super-easy guys!
Teenagers are turning raucous, irritated, and anti-social nowadays. WHY? All immersed in their gadgets and lost in the virtual reality; teenagers are losing their own personalities. By the end of the day, it is hard to understand them and be understood too.
Listen, the only rule to handle trickier teenagers is to “listen to them.” Before blaming, see if you are even spending quality time with them? Find out if your attitude is rude or aggressive towards them? If that is the case, a lot needs to be aligned.
But first, plan a vacation and reconnect with each other by using a few amazing traveling hacks listed below:
- Have them on Your Team
Let your teenager figure out which place s/he wants to visit. Show them their importance by giving value to their opinions and trying to agree to almost 90 percent of them. It increases the sense of responsibility in your child.
Another benefit of involving them is that they can choose the destinations, adventures, and fun activities as per their own interests. Otherwise, you would bore them to death by imposing your choices on them. An added bonus point is that your teen will not have a complaint about any activity he has selected by himself. Why not then shift the responsibility to the child?
- Let them Lay Out the Blueprint
If your interests differ from your teenager’s interests, then you can ask your teens to lay the blueprint that involves both of your interests. Plus, you can ask them to find out the hotels available at affordable rates, places to eat, and so much more. Let them be your encyclopedia during the trip. The trick is that your teenager would not be left with a list of complaints at the end of the day.
- Pack According to Global Trends
Leave your eccentricity home, pack decent, fine-looking, stylish, well-cut clothes. Pack one to two evening outfits, all-rounder attire, and appropriately designed clothes. Let your teenager pack his essentials as per his own choice. Don’t try to take control of his free will and choices. They already know what suits them. Instead, you can ask them to help you buy the trendiest outfits for the trip!
- Pack A Few Snacks
Teens always need something to pass their time, be it their mobile phones, tablets, or a sport. They often get bored with things and this boredom is usually confused with hunger so having a few snacks as a backup to enhance their mood is always a great idea.
Apart from that, no matter how much your children grow up. It does not matter if they consider themselves as children anymore; being a parent, you should take care of all their needs as well as their health. A child’s health is a parent’s priority; hence, you need to take care of what they eat and when they eat. For this, you can prepare a few homemade snacks for them. Homemade snacks are hygienic, and I am sure you don’t want to risk your teen’s health by eating out every time.
- Teach them Mindfulness
Teenagers are vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and depression. To handle that, you need to get them out of their phones. Social media sites are somehow creating a complexity in your child. To bring back their confidence, teach them to be mindful of their surroundings. Self-awareness leads to self-discovery and self-belief. Ultimately, it leads to self-confidence.
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- Connect without Gadgets
The most important, in a stranger’s land; none would laugh at your accent or grammar. Instead, work on your child’s communication skills. Don’t you know how being an excellent communicator opens ways for you to be on the top?
Teenagers are sensitive, so you MUST have a polite tone of voice and an encouraging one to take the child into confidence. Ask your child to enjoy the beauty and put the gadgets down. It will take no time to make the teens agree.
Communicate with them frequently to encourage speaking. Learn what is on their minds; it is one way to win them. Yes, it is a trick to get the job done.
- Find Some ‘Me Time’
Personal space is essential for everyone out there, be it your teens or you or your partner. When traveling with kids, find out some time for yourself and pamper yourself as much as you can. Same goes for your teens! Remember everybody needs time to rejuvenate themselves and so does your teens.
It is not possible for you and your teens to share similar interests; therefore, give each other some space so each one of you can experience different things. A plan of sightseeing at your travel destination can sometimes become dull so all you need to do is, set a few rules that each one of you should follow and then set your teens free so they can explore the things of their choice and enjoy the trip to the fullest.
Moreover, you must not force anything on your child. If your teen does not want to come along for the fancy dinner at the beach you have planned, leave him/her at the hotel room while you can enjoy a perfect date night with your partner.
All these travel hacks as mentioned are simple, yet if you follow them appropriately, they can make your trip a lot easier and more fun. Have a wonderful day everyone and happy traveling!
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About the Author:
David Martin is currently a final year student of Neuroscience at California University. He is passionate about writing and takes a keen interest in all things that alter our mental makeup. He regularly writes blogs at https://bestkratomcanada.ca/.