- 22 Jul
Being a parent is the toughest job out there. It’s a 24/7 task, doesn’t pay at all—in fact, you end up paying for the privilege—and takes a toll on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
But it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences of your life; the world seems to fall into place when your child smiles up at you.
Your angelic baby is turning into a toddler. It’s a beautiful experience, watching your child grow into a little adult, thinking and learning, questioning, and gaining independence—but toddlers are among the most stubborn human beings on earth; even science agrees.
It’s not because our toddlers are possessed by the devil, it’s just that they’re going through a lot of developmental changes and learning to assert that growth and independence.
None of us knew how to behave in public from birth. Heck, some people still don’t know and they’re o-l-d. So give yourself and your kid a break, and learn to go with the flow and enjoy the process of being a parent. It’s not easy to be responsible for a whole other person, especially one who’s both dependent and trying to be independent of you.
It’s confusing and tough, which is why you shouldn’t hold back from taking a break when you need it. A child is meant to become a part of your life, not hold you back from experiencing it.
If you’re worried about traveling with your toddler, don’t be
We’re sharing some really helpful and effective tips for traveling for toddlers, which can be even more stressful than traveling in general. You never know how smooth it’ll fo because you can neither control the situation, nor their tantrums.
Pick flights that get you directly to your destination or have a longer layover
This way you’ll be able to avoid the stress of a short layover, making your connecting flight, handling hand-carry luggage and so forth. It’s definitely worth those extra dollars.
Prepare ahead of time
Prepare your toddler by changing their diaper before the trip, keeping them fed, and well-rested. A sleeping tot is a great idea, but if they’re cranky, boy that’s another story.
Keep your cool
It’s easier said than done, but you have to be the bigger person here. Stay calm and don’t argue or snap at your kid if they’re throwing a tantrum. Your nervous and angry energy will catch on.
Plan your itinerary
If you’re worried about having to run around on your actual trip, you’re not wrong; flying is only a part of your travel. For the trip itself, book ahead or find a tourism company like Five Star Private VIP Tours who will handle your Disney tour for you. This way on the flight you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
Don’t hold back from having fun—kids make for great travel partners and it’s amazing to experience things with them. Book your private Disney tours with us and have the time of your life! Call us in California (213) 330-2708 or Florida (407) 868-0857.