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Coping with kids in transit

Planning a long road trip with kidsPlanning a long car journey?

Limit children's "Are we there yet?" moans with these distraction tips:

  • Plan the journey in advance and mark it on a map, so the children can follow your progress. Highlight landmarks so they can point these out too.
  • Make regular short stops -- even if you stop on the side of the road. Fresh air will revive all of you.
  • Music passes the time. Give everyone in the car a song request to avoid arguments.
  • Try playing word games, such as I Spy. If kids are alert, car sickness and boredom are less likely.
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