9 survival tips for a summer holiday with teenagers
This is crucial. If teenagers feel that their interests, wishes, ideas and suggestions are being taken into account, they will be more willing to cooperate, and as a family, you will all have a wonderful time together. This doesn’t mean planning only what they want, but reaching a compromise between your desire to visit a cathedral with your teen’s desire to visit a comic book shop or spend all day at the swimming pool.
Agree on a time of day when phones will not be used -including your own phone. It is healthy to disconnect from the rest of the world for a while and really be connected to each other. Bear in mind that staying in touch with friends is really important for teenagers, so an hour a day on social media will make them a lot happier and you will benefit from it.