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Vacationist.com. Parental Get Away
All year long, parents revolve their time and schedule
around their children, sacrificing every minute “for
the kids.” Experts recommend parents often get
away, but short trips are better than longer ones
depending on the age of the children. The last time
a couple in my practice left for London for a week,
their youngest child (age 5) rejected mom. It was
her way of expressing, “Where did you go the last
few days?” Getting away became a real problem.
My recommendation is to make sure that before one
decides to travel without the kids, you get the right
team at home. For instance, have a tutor after school
to help with homework, family members to sleepover
or come by and have dinner, or have activities set
up. Then we have other parents who don’t really like
to travel on vacations without the kids. One dad
said he enjoyed sharing all aspects of his vacation
with his children. It has been the highlight in their
lives and creates long-lasting memories. Even then,
when traveling with the children, parents can still
manage to get some time to themselves, as a couple
and individually. Every family is unique; so is each
marriage. Some may need more time alone from kids.
Do you find the need to get away or do you divide your
roles wisely, sometimes wearing the hat of Super Mom
or Super Dad, later switching to a loving spouse? Make
sure you are both feeling the same way. Whatever
works best in your family just keep in mind children
are only little once. Enjoy them!
Lisette Beraja is a
Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage
& Family Therapist & Founder
of Beraja Counseling Center.
For more than 10 years, she’s
provided guidance to individuals,
families and couples. She’s also
a Florida Supreme Court Family
Mediator and an 11th Judicial Court approved Parenting
Coordinator; 305.858.7763 or visit BerajaCounseling.com.
Nothing kills good times
on vacation like a stint in
jail. Never assume that
laws abroad are the same
as those at home. Here are
some truly weird ones to
watch out for.
30 Pucker Up
Planning a romantic vacation in Dubai?
You might want to think twice. A UK
couple were recently fined 1,000 dirhams
— about $270 each — for getting caught
kissing on the cheek in public.
In Athens, Greece, your license can be
revoked if you’re caught driving while
poorly dressed or unbathed. Next time
you’re planning on skipping that shower,
stick to public transportation.
Planning on touring Europe in your
personal UFO? Skip stopping at
Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This tiny town
passed a law in 1954 making it illegal for
flying saucers to do fly-bys.