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How to handle common road trip complaints
When you head out on a road trip with your young family, you may encounter a few of the standard questions and complaints children have during lengthier drives. Fortunately, you can learn a few car travel tips before you leave so you'll be prepared.
Has your son or daughter ever asked: Are we there yet? How much longer? What time is it? Instead of responding with a precise number, consider giving your little one a frame of reference. For example, you can say, "We'll get there when the sun rises," or, "The remaining distance is about twice as long as it takes to get to karate class." This could be more tangible to a preschooler who may not fully understand what an hour away feels like.
When siblings have to share the backseat for a long period of time, squabbling may ensue. A frequent concern is that one is guilty of infringing on the other's space. To prevent a territorial debate from escalating, place a pillow in between each seat so everyone knows what space they have to themselves.
With these tips on hand, you're ready to start a journey that will bring many fun-filled memories.