There are always two sides to every prosperous family; one of them includes the hectic hassle of working hours that won’t let the extended family gather for a full Sunday night meal. While managing to be granted leave from their work, parents might not have the right time for spending it neither with their children nor their own rents. For this reason, I suggest some bonus help from the extended family members – specifically, the grandparents!
Now, let’s not only take into consideration the simple games in the backyard of your house or storytelling with your elderly friends but also think a bit out of the box. Today, travel agencies have extraordinarily interesting offers for you to take advantage of. Skip-Gen vacation is one of them!
What’s the idea?
As the name supposes, you’re “skipping a generation” when taking this type of holiday. While the senior family members are to hang out with their grandchildren, the parents are left behind with their daily routine (and their well-deserved break, perhaps). The growing popularity of this traveling trend with families could be explained by the reasonable excuse we tend to make – lack of time for our blood relatives.
To get to know their most precious grandkids, it’s awfully worthwhile for grandmas and grandpas to grasp the experience of journeying with them fully. Undoubtedly, they would never want to watch those kids sitting in the corner with the only strong desire to use their electronic devices forever. Such real-life examples make some kids go negative; that’s why it’s important not to remain neutral to their free-time activities.
Simultaneously, the seniors get to take care of the children, which has a link to their stress reduction and hence fewer symptoms of depression. Not only do their grandkids help relieve stress, but spending the right amount of time with them also helps them stay active. While traveling, they definitely won’t bore out with the children running around and asking them to participate in any other physical activities.
According to recent studies, caregivers have lower death ratio than those who don’t make time for children. Thus, just from the psychological point of view, skip-gens will bring plenty of positive emotional rewards and provide physical well-being as well.
Choose the right place
Planning a vacation with kids might not be as simple as it seems to be; a lot of factors need to be carefully considered prior. First, the seniors have to look for best-loved and safe destinations, theme parks and guided cruises that are right fit for both the energetic children and their less-active selves. The accommodation should be family-friendly and preferably meet the kids and grandparents’ needs. In addition to these, it would be incredibly pleasing if the site offered a long list of facilities besides play areas and indoor pools. Let’s say, table tennis, golf, dancing and art clubs.
Wave a goodbye to your children and take your grandkids away to explore the world and enjoy the fun time with them!