As a parent, our major concern is the best for our family. The happiness and satisfaction of the desire of each family member especially children. We are spending a lot of time and money to achieve this goal. However, with priority objectives such as education, clothing and other basic needs, we tend to set aside certain necessary activities related to family life, like family vacations. Instead, we invest in other things, like eating your favorite meals at your favorite restaurants or buying lots of toys for the kids. It's not bad, after all. But the enormous pleasure and experience that a vacation can bring is more unforgettable and priceless than what these other activities can provide.
If you are not always convinced? Here are some of the benefits that family vacations can provide for you and your loved ones.
- Often your children enjoy family vacations more than the toys they receive from you.
When we buy our children's favorite toys and gadgets, they are very happy and they love you. But a few weeks after this moment of joy and affection, the precious gifts will be forgotten and the great excitement will have disappeared. And you will ask yourself, why?
In case you didn't know, your kids value family vacations better than the material things you give them. According to the great psychologist, author of famous books: Oliver James "children enjoy certain family activities such as family vacations, because not only is the moment full of joy and affection, but also and above all this experience will mark them. throughout their life ". Much like adults, vacations bring a sense of fulfillment in children, except that children and adults do not have the same perceptions of family vacations.
- Traveling with children can help them stimulate their brain development.
According to the famous psychotherapist, Dr. Margot Sunderland "giving our children a new and enriched environment can allow them to acquire new experiences which can strengthen their social, physical, cognitive and sensory interactions".
In addition, living moments of conviviality during the holidays can help develop certain psychological faculties such as self-esteem and the ability to concentrate.
- Planning a family vacation is an educational experience for children.
Organizing family vacations is beneficial for children. The preparatory phase will allow them to learn to control and channel their excitement for the holidays. They will thus develop attitudes of patience. They will also learn to do economic and financial planning. For example, they can make piggy banks as contributors.
- Family vacations can help improve and strengthen family ties.
There are very often misunderstandings between children and their parents, this is due to the fact that they do not spend enough time together. Family vacations will allow you to have the resources you need to fully relax, reflect and recharge your batteries by immortalizing these unforgettable moments. The holidays will allow the family to have the physical and moral resources necessary to carry out their lives.
- Family vacations can help to have a humanistic and united spirit.
Spending time away from one's usual living environment, whether inside or abroad, can allow us to meet new people and have new visions on other aspects of life. This experience allows us to see things as they are. It will allow us to understand and accept our life situation.
We often think that family vacations are costly in time, money and physical effort, but, seeing what it can provide in terms of memories, experience and life skills, we can say that they are really beneficial.