Travel Stickers Oh So Fun!

These are some of the sticker activity books that I use when traveling. I always say my number☝️ advice for travel is to be prepared! I also pack an extra bag of different legos, stickers, play dough etc for ✈️ ride home (these go in checked luggage). Those are the items that tend to get lost/used. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The 2nd most important thing (well this could be a tie for 1st)- listening and knowing what's going on with your kids. I've found that my kids behave well on planes bc I really focus on listening to what they are feeling and observing what's going on with them. Does this always work? Definitely not, I've had my moments where my daughter cried for almost 2 hrs while I had to have my son watch episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood to handle a flight. I've had to accept help from strangers so that I could attend to my son's bathroom adventures (when traveling by myself). But what I learned and knew was that timing and listening made a big difference, especially with toddlers and babies. Why was my daughter screaming? Over exhaustion. Why was my son upset? He wanted my attention bc I was solely focused on my daughter. Looking back, I realized that there are some things you can't control. However, what helped with my 2 1/2 yr old son at the time was acknowledging how he was feeling. Telling him "I know this isn't fun hearing your sister cry and not having me to do fun things with you. I want to do fun things with you too! This is hard isn't it?!" Once he heard me acknowledge his feelings, he perked up. And I learned to ask for help (not just from strangers) but from my 2 1/2 yr old. I told him, “as soon as I get Chase to sleep you will get special mommy time.” The key - follow through. He started watching his shows & I was able to focus on my daughter.
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