Rather than cramp their style, let the young’uns in your family have their own brand of fun during the mid-year school break. By Ana Ow.
Family holidays hold more wonder and enjoyment when children are still babies or tots. They are easier to please, and you can choose what to do for them. Disneyland always does the job, though even activities as simple as a sandcastle here or a colouring book there will allow Mommy and Daddy to take a breather with their beach lits and Virgin Mojitos.
The challenge of making vacations fun and exciting grows, however, when the kids are older and develop their own personalities that come with a set of new demands. Teens and tweens teeter on the fence of wanting to stay home—because holidays with the parents are considered ‘lame’—and still being drawn to certain fun family traditions, like spending time together during special occasions.
It is up to you to arm yourself with an arsenal of information on what is hip, cool and happening this season to entertain your junior missus or master. With a bit of effort and a lot of understanding, you will be able to entice your ex-little ones to stay within the family fold a while longer.
For a truly wicked holiday, get the young adults reacquainted with nature. Take them for a walk on the wild side, from high above on ambling elephants to deep down below in dark caves.
PAMPERED PRINCES & PRINCESSES
Go ahead, spare some cash and spoil the kids. After all, it is vacation time and shopping is part of the fun when on holiday. If you want to discourage impulse buying or irresponsible splurging, set aside a budget or give pocket money throughout the year for them to save up and spend wisely.
Once in a while, you cannot help but want to spoil your little treasures. There are plenty of ways to reward your children. Here are some ideas to get you started.
The earlier we expose our offspring to the meaning behind history and tradition, the better equipped they will be in becoming cultured individuals. With these ideas, you are off to a great start.
PARK AND RIDE
Asia has become home to some top-notch amusement parks. There is nothing like a hair-raising roller-coaster ride to permanently bond a family together.
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