Spending time together with your kids is a gift (and who knew we would be gifted quite so much this spring!), but it’s easy for those anticipated family outings to become unhappy battlegrounds. While there’s no guarantee that every trip will be wonderful, these tips may help get you there most of the time.
It’s important to decide what your priorities are before heading out the door. If you have a rigid expectation of what is supposed to happen or have boxes you feel you need to check off then you miss the opportunity for input from your kids or the joy in watching them make unexpected discoveries. The connection between you and your kids over a shared experience should be first and foremost on the list.