Tips for Surviving Family Trips This Summer

With the Fourth of July upon us, many families are hitting the road. Whether you are staying close to home and visiting an amusement park or heading on a cross-country road trip, it can be a stressful time. Packing while keeping the kids from running into the street, hours of sitting in a car, overstimulation, strange and new places, this can all be a recipe for amazing memories or an epic meltdown. Usually both.

So how can we prepare for these situations ahead of time to keep our sanity and keep our kids happy and safe? Here are some general tips:

Know your kid.

If your kid doesn’t do well with tons of stimulation or getting over-tired, watch for the signs and remove them from the situation so they can regroup. Maybe it’s heading back to the hotel for a few hours for a nap, or taking a quick break to get out of the car to stretch their legs. Don’t take it

Don’t take it personally.

Just like this dad explains so beautifully kids are going to meltdown sometimes. It’s inevitable.

Prepare your kids for different situation.

By being prepared, you can help your kids not get stressed out in the moment as often. Go over what to do if they get lost or frustrated. Maybe there is a chance there may be a delay – prep them for that. Let them know that sometimes on family vacations things don’t go as planned.

Have enough activities to keep them busy.

It doesn’t always have to be technology, either. Be prepared with activity bags or topics to sing, dance or talk about, or fun games to play while you are in the car or waiting in line at the amusement park.

I’ve put together some posts I have contributed to or written that can be helpful for your summer vacation with the kids. Read through them and bookmark for future use. You will be glad that you did!

Do you have any tips to share? What are your struggles? Share with us on Facebook or Twitter!

From Stress to Resilience In Five Minutes? YES!

Get the Dr. G’s Stress to Resilience kickstart guide and in five minutes discover how to transform stress into resilience. Weather it’s your business, your kids, or you, do stress better!

How Can I Help?

A Little Bit About Dr. G

A widely recognized media personality, Dr. G is your go-to expert on resilience. Countless broadcast outlets rely on her contagious humor and illuminating stories to tackle tough topics. She is regularly seen on TV, as well as interviewed for print and digital outlets. Here, she’s answering your questions. Search for the answers you need, or ask her your question now!
Scroll to Top

A Newsletter All About Resilience

Sign up below to join Dr. G’s newsletter and discover how to ‘Do Stress Better’ and tap into the resilience that already exists inside of you.

Ask Dr. G Your Question

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Book Dr. G

Let Dr. G know you’re interested in having her speak. If you’d like to send her a message click here.

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

After pressing submit your forms will be sent to Dr. G and her team. You can expect a response within 1 business day.

Insights to Transform Your Stress Into Your Resilience​

Please let us know where to send the Stress to Resilience guide and we’ll send it quick!