Savvy parents know that kids have plenty of exciting ideas and want a say in where the family goes on vacation. With a little guidance, their youthful creativity can be focused on helping to plan the trip, leading to greater enjoyment for the entire family. Consider these five ways to involve the whole family when planning a vacation.
1. Pick a Date for Your Fun Family Vacation
Find available dates for the upcoming vacation as a family.
Gather school calendars, how much vacation time the adults have and the dates of any special events or camps the kids want to go to. Combine these details into one shared calendar, using colored markers or stickers for each family member. Designate someone to take notes; your tween or teen might feel more engaged and important by doing this.
As a family, vote on the best time to go on vacation.