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Going Out


Going out with young children is a difficult challenge for each family. That's true already for a comparably short dinner in a restaurant, yet much more for a short trip or a complete vacation.

When children get bored, they start getting uneasy, restless and whiny and have the potential to ruin the whole recreational activity.

In time, parents find out what trick works best to raise the probability of a peaceful experience. Still, that's often a painful process, so here are some ideas that might make it a bit easier.

Restaurant
Dining in a restaurant with kids can be very enervating and embarrasing. Not only that you have to desperately try and keep your wiggling toddler seated and silent, you also have to manage the disapproving looks from other (non-parent) guests. [read more...]

Road Trip
Boredom, limited space and overflowing energy are a source of nuisance for a child when in a restaurant - how much more in the narrow cage of a car on a hour-long ride. You have barely left your home when the notorious "Are-we-there-already" starts, sometimes replaced by the equally infamous "How-long-is-it-still-going-to-take" and "I-have-to-pee" (the latter preferrably on highways with no possibility to stop). [read more...]

Plane Trip
Though you can cover even very long distances by car if you have the guts to, as soon as it comes to crossing water, you'll have to stick to a plane. The equation is the same as usual: limited space + long time of inactivity = whiny, annoying children. [read more...]

Save Money
Going on a family vacation can be considerably more expensive than going with your partner only. Instead of buying two airline tickets and renting a double room in a hotel, you need maybe four or five tickets and at least two hotel rooms. [read more...]

Memorable Trip
Now you've been on a great holiday, and you'll like to remember that time even after some years. Of course, you've taken a lot of photos, but they stay a rather unorganized pile if you don't fit them into an album. [read more...]

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