Have you ever traveled with teens, in a car, for hours and hours? If you answered yes, you need a set of guidelines before your next excursion -The Travel Commandments. This is a list I developed after traveling with my teens and other family members.
The list is comprised of things teens should govern themselves by when taking a road trip. Here’s the list.
· The driver is in control of the music selection – if the driver wants to hear old school music, you’ll have to suffer through it temporarily.
· If you’re not helping to drive, limit your complaints – e.g. “it’s too hot”, “it’s too cold”, “are we there yet?” are comments that should
Be expressed sparingly.
· Be willing to pass snacks to the driver…as often as necessary – this may mean waking from a nap, disrupting your sleep, to help keep the driver focused on the road.
· When the car stops for gas, restroom break, etc. be prepared to get out of the car…even if you don’t feel like it – most likely the driver will not want to stop again in 30 minutes because you didn’t get out of the car at the previous stop.
· Be prepared to help carry luggage, and not just your own
· Make each day of your journey fun and joyful
What would you add to the list of travel commandments for teens?