Breaking up the norm
A family holiday should be all about treating yourselves to a refreshing break from your normal habits and day-to-day life. According to an article published in TES by Elizabeth Buie, a staggering two thirds of conversations between parents and children revolve around their daily routine. A holiday away provides the perfect opportunity to break this conversation cycle and have more engaging exchanges with your children, plus gives you more time to get to know their individual personalities and notice how they’re growing, changing and developing as people.
Taking a step away from your established family routine whilst on holiday may help you spot what is (or indeed isn’t) working in your regular patterns at home; providing you with the head space to see how you might make changes when you return. This kind of refreshed thinking can have a really positive impact on how your family interact and communicate on holiday, and of course once you’re home.