What has been going on my little Sunny Brookers. One of the main things that every parent should know is what kind of behavior is to be expected when they are visiting other countries, and other cultures, with their children. This article doesn’t have anything to do with my recent trip to Croatia, as I went alone there, but it got me thinking how I need to behave as a parent of young children should I be visiting countries that don’t exactly have the same cultural traditions as does the United States, or the West for that matter.
How to be a parent when vacationing with young kids
It’s an unusual topic for an article, but that’s just because all the usual topics have been covered a million times already, by a million different people. I thought that I should cover this one which I haven’t been able to find anyone talking about that much. I guess not a lot of parents with young kids do vacationing to far off and distant places, like me and my family is planning on doing next year.
So what do you need to know about when you are for example from the US, or from UK, it doesn’t matter, and you are visiting a country like Israel, which there are currently some tensions, to say the least. Visiting Jerusalem for example is a popular thing that people do. I worry that if your kids aren’t well behaved, going there might not be the best idea until you learn how to manage your kids at those kinds of places.
When I say “those kind of places” I’m not saying it in any kind of derogatory way. I’m just saying that to refer to the fact that Jerusalem, and many places like it, are places of huge historical importance. There are many groups of people who visit there who might not look too kindly at outbursts of young kids. Especially if your kids haven’t learned to respect others, and their personal space. This will not go well and they might put you in some horrible situations should you decide to go where there are huge crowds of people who are at holy places, places of important historical importance, and your kids decide to disrespect the people and the place, by acting out. This is definitely something that you should think about when picking your next vacation destination.
I also have to do some thinking, because my kids don’t act all that great when we go out somewhere. I’ll have to work on discipline with my kids and also choose carefully where we’re going to be going as a family. I really want to go see Israel, like I said, but I’m thinking that with how my kids are, maybe it’s better that I postpone our visit there until my kids are older. Well anyway, that’s what’s been on my mind recently. Hopefully this helps out someone, and as always, join the discussion down below. I would really like to know what your thoughts are on this subject.