From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Family Vacations

It's not too early to begin thinking about summer vacations.

Vacations have a way of reminding us that there is a "zero-point" to stress. But achieving a low-stress vacation "with children" presents the ultimate challenge. As one who faced this challenge head-on, I offer the following guidelines:

Family vacations are precious times when we watch our children grow. Away from the stress and strain of our normal routines, these are times to talk and play, listen and get re-acquainted. When my kids were small, I kept track of all of their "firsts" in a baby book that spanned their first five years. Little did I realize that their lives would be continuous steam of new experiences that we would share even more specially as a family on those lucky days called family vacations.

ęCopyright 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated September 27, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.