(Article first published by Sarah in Chasing The Rainbow)

1. Involve them in your travel planning

Teens are learning to be independent. If you force them to travel with the family, they may dig in their heels and spoil your trip with sulking and bad behaviour.

Rather than telling your kids where you will be going on holiday, involve them in the decision making process.

Sit often as a family and discuss where each family member would like to go and what they would like to do there.

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Decide as a group where you will travel to (make sure each kid has a turn to pick the destination), and then spend time chatting about what there is to do on the trip, and get everyone excited about the destination before you visit.

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