We all understand one key benefit of traveling with our kids — it gets them off their devices and allows you to connect in ways more meaningful than at home. A change of scenery and culture is invaluable for the whole family. And unless you have full-time, live-in help (or perhaps a fairy godmother), odds are you are going to be traveling with your kids.
Samantha Brown: The surprising reason you should travel with your kids
Vacation lets your kids see you as a kid, and that’s so valuable
But there’s another reason that will change the way you approach your next family trip. Memories of travel for a child are stronger than other important days in their lives, like their own birthdays or graduations. Fifteen years ago, a child psychologist said something to me that made an indelible impact: “When you travel with your kids (or grandkids), it allows your children to see YOU act like a kid — and what that does for their sense of love and security is immeasurable.”