The summer is coming… Hooray! We are going on vacation…. Vacations are great, but at the same time, they can be a source of stress to think of vacationing as a family.
Before throwing your towel and choosing to not travel at all, consider the 6 benefits of traveling with your children:
- Create memories together. Vacations are a great way to enrichment the family relationships. You will find yourself talking about a good vacation for years. I still remember of times that my family and I went to Brazil as a small child after all this time! Creating memories is a huge part of having a healthy family relationship, as it creates ties and bonds that through the day to day activities do not happen.
- Expand the children’s perspective. A child learns that there are other places other than ‘home.’ Believe it not, children begin to understand that the world is more than their surroundings through traveling. This gives also an opportunity for them to see things that they may have learned at school live! They will love that.
- Learn how to share. If you have more than one child, traveling helps work through sibling rivalry issues, as they there will be many instances they will have to share things during a trip, such as space (hotel/car & plane rides), activities, and more.
- Improves health. Research shows that there is a correlation with less heart risk with those that vacation, as well as less stress. Breaking away from daily responsibilities helps clear the mind and catch up on missed rest.
- Increase productivity when you come back. The daily routine can be demotivating and tiring. When we vacation, our brain is stimulated with new information, and this results in a ‘re-booting’ effect that when engaging back with the same routine, we feel more energized to get things done.
- It increases creativity. This same stimuli mentioned in the prior tip, not only helps increase productivity when we come back from vacation but it also results in increased creativity.
Your Therapy Friend,
Sofia Robirosa is the owner of Infinite Therapeutic Services and is a Relationships & Parenting Expert. She offers individual, couples, and family counseling to individuals seeking to enhance their relationships, in her private practice, located in Plantation, FL. She attended Nova Southeastern University for both her bachelor and master degrees in marriage and family therapy and in business administration. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a Leader in Active Parenting for children and teens, an evidenced based program. She is also a certified addictions professional (CAP). She is a passionately committed therapist, who thoroughly takes pride and joy from her job. She enjoys working with a culturally diverse population, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an active volunteer of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She loves her family, which is consisted of her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Some of her interests outside of work include spending time outdoors, traveling, and dining. Read more about her at: www.infinitetherapeuticservices.com and follow her on Face-book at: https://www.facebook.com/infinitetherapy/