Fussbusters on the Go
Strategies and Games for Stress-free Outings, Errands, and Vacations With your PreschoolerBook - 2002
This new parenting guide shows on-the-go families how to make the most of traveling with children.
Whether parents are running errands with toddlers in tow or packing up the family for a long vacation, traveling with children can be a challenging experience. Boredom, delayed flights, long car rides, longer waits, and sibling squabbles can easily interrupt any adventure. Here is a one-of-a-kind survival guide for parents filled with practical strategies, activities, and ideas for making family outings successful, safe, and fun!
The first part of the book looks at the special circumstances and unique challenges of everyday outings, including managing trips to the grocery store and visits to the dressing room, keeping children entertained in restaurants and waiting rooms, and negotiating public transportation. The second part focuses on longer trips and vacations and covers topics such as: successful trip planning; entertaining activities to occupy restless kids; managing car, plane, train, bus or boat travel; and keeping kids clean, well fed, and well rested on the road. Sidebars throughout highlight important information and offer helpful suggestions and safety tips.
As a mother and child development specialist, author Carol Baicker-McKee understands well the special rewards and difficulties of traveling with children. Using the ideas in this resourceful guide, parents can end grocery store tantrums and car ride meltdowns, and transform any trip with young children into an enjoyable and memorable outing.