Road trips can be tiring for everyone! Don’t expect your child to be able to sit still for a long drive, even if they’ve done well in the car in the past. It’s important to have a plan in place before leaving and to set realistic goals for how you’ll travel each day.
If you think your child may need extra time for breaks, work them into your schedule and find ways to split up the driving time, whether that means spending the night in a hotel or taking the scenic route. Rushing travel can make it a more stressful experience for everyone involved.