It’s no surprise that 71% of kids said they need vacations…
And half of them said their needs influence their family’s choice of destinations and accommodations.
What is surprising, is that the kids say they spend less time in front of the TV while they were away, and were less likely to argue with their parents.
They don’t like golf vacations or getting up early, and their top choices of where to go are theme parks followed by a beach or a lake.
How much time can they stand to be away from their friends?
It seems that the ideal vacation lasts about a week…and most of the kids said they enjoyed eating together with their families while on the road.
Favorite activities? Hands down it was staying up late and eating out.
And a hefty number of the 6-17 year olds said they were much more likely to talk with their parents when on holiday.
Cell phone use on vacation continues to be a sore spot. How much usage , if any, is too much? Rule of thumb seems to be: everyone with a cell phone (adults and kids) get to use (or not use) the same amount. It’s a family pact to be honored while together.
Tough? You bet. But worth it, we hear.
And it certainly doesn’t get much better than that!
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