Getting out of your comfort zones
As a parent, it's tempting to give in to those adolescent bids for freedom (anything for a peaceful life) but it's well worth pushing yourself and your teens to try something new together. Sports such as dinghy sailing or wakeboarding put you and your teenager in the same boat—proverbially and literally!
Heading out on the water together, away from the usual day-to-day routine, gives you the opportunity to hang out, laugh and learn together. When you're mastering the ropes on your dinghy, determining the wind direction, shouting moral support to each other as you attempt to stand up on water skis for the first time or figuring out your tack from your gybe, any usual day-to-day debates are a world away.
A beachclub holiday will provide you and your teenagers with the opportunity to experience the thrill of learning something new together, to enjoy that “I did it” feeling and give you the chance to revel in that achievement together.