Travelling is supposed to be relaxing. It is supposed to be exciting, as it shows you the other faces of the world. It lets you appreciate diversity, and it makes you feel good about meeting new people. However, these pluses are often offset by one factor: kids throwing tantrums. It is okay to travel with kids, but sometimes, things get tricky when your kids decide that it is okay to cry and be angry while you are eating at a restaurant.
You may think that there is nothing much that you can do about it, knowing that they are kids. But through deep understanding and positive reinforcement, you can easily deal with it or even prevent it. If you feel lost with regard to this, you have this short guide to help you out. Here are some of the most important things to remember when you want to keep tantrums at bay while you are travelling:
Have a tantrum kit
Kids throw tantrums out of a variety of reasons. Hence, if you want to keep these temper trips at bay, you need to have an arsenal that contains all that they may need while travelling. Sometimes, kids get angry because they are hungry. If you are in a long queue while you are at a restaurant, you may want to give them some crackers that will serve as their appetisers. Resist the urge to give them candies or sweets; these are bad for their health. You may bring some dried or fresh fruits for some zest.
Take them somewhere special
Maybe your kid is angry because he does not feel like going out to a particular destination with you. He is bored because he does not have anything to do in the place. Since you are travelling with children, you may want to take them somewhere that will pique their interest. For one, if you are in Singapore, you should get them Wings of Time tickets to let them see something magical and magnificent.
Let them rest
When you are walking, riding trains, walking again, and doing the same things all over, you have to expect that your child will grow tired. The side effect of this tiredness is their unstable moods. To prevent tantrums from assaulting you, you need to let them rest. For example, if you are at a restaurant, allocate another hour before you walk again. If you are on a bus, on a train, or in a taxi, you can let them take a nap on your lap.
Give them a good hug
The very first reaction that you may drop when you are faced with a kid with mood swings is frustration. It is normal. Thus, if you are frustrated, you may do a counterintuitive action—hug them. Make them feel loved, and let them hug you back. Hugging is a physical language that makes them feel that you care.
These are just some of the things to keep in mind if you want to keep your kids from having temper tantrums. You have to practice patience. Understand your kids instead of getting angry easily.