WHAT IS VACATION?
Vacation is a period of suspension of work, study or other activity for the purpose of rest, recreation or travel.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VACATION AND HOLIDAY?
Sometimes we use these words, “Vacation” and “Holiday” interchangeably, even though they are both used when one doesn’t go to work or school but yet still differs in meaning.
Holidays are days celebrated by everyone, example
Workers days holidays
Independence day holidays etc
While Vacation involves travelling to a particular place; example if you told a friend about a “Vacation” you went for, the conversation would go like this:
You: I took a vacation last month.
Friend: Where did you go to?.
DO CHILDREN NEED TO GO FOR VACATION TOO ?
The answers is Yes!.Everybody needs a Vacation, even our children need vacation from school work and other rigorous activities. But in this part of the world, some parents see it as a taboo.
Even when the kids are on holidays, they will still be working non stop, different home Tutors coming home morning, noon and evenings while those that are not opportuned to have home Tutors will either be hawking ,working and have no time for rest.
WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT 11 REASONS YOUR CHILDREN NEED THAT FAMILY VACATION
1. A PERIOD OF REST :Family vacations help the whole family to have a period of rest from work , school and other rigorous activities. Everyone from every aspect of life and discipline deserves rest ranging from Teachers, Lawyers, Doctors, Traders, Business people and our dear children too. Our children get to rest from all the rigorous mental stress at school and become more refreshed for greater tasks ahead which they will perform better at.
2. FAMILY REUNION: Family vacations help to reunite families. Most at times, some parents always leave home for work before the children wake up on a daily basis and and return when the children have gone to bed already. Their kids barely get to know them. These kind of family trips helps to bring the whole family together.
3.A PERIOD OF RETREAT: Like the saying goes , “ No retreat no surrender”. This is the period where parents come together to “restrategize”.They look at the things that are working well for the family and those that are not. And they tend to take deliberate steps at making the home a better place for everyone especially their children.
4.FAMILY BOND IS STRENGTHENED: And like the saying goes “The family that spend time together ,stays together”. Family vacation helps strengthen the bond between parents and their children. The children feel loved and cared for. That feeling that Mummy and Daddy are with them a whole day,without going to work, either at the beach, resort or any special place of interest with them is the coolest feeling a child could ever have.They feel that strong sense of belonging.
5.YOUR CHILDREN TEND TO OPEN UP TO YOU: Children are sensitive beings ,who tend to respond positively to a stress free and loving atmosphere. Family vacations will help your children to unwind. The atmosphere created at such periods will help your children tell you things they will never dream of telling you on a normal day.The challenges they face at school with teachers ,friends etc.That issue that has been eating them up,would finally come up to the surface. school open days:why parents must attend
6. YOUR CHILDREN LEARN TO SOCIALISE: Socialising is vital for human existence. Research has it that children who travel are more sociable. Family vacations help your children to meet people locally and (internationally)for those parents that can afford it.They interact with people of various class and ethnicity and build long and rewarding relationships.
7.TRAVELLING IS ALSO A SOLID ASPECT OF EDUCATION: Travelling on its own ,is a solid aspect of education. Children learn a lot from travelling .They get to see different places,recipes from all over the world,customs and religion etc. https://careerandeducation.expertscolumn.com/travelling-part-education
8: HAPPINESS IS SPREAD: Like the saying goes, “Happiness is not in silver and gold but in the soul” Show me a happy family and I will show you a family that love to spend time together. Family vacations helps to spread love and happiness amongst the family members.
9. IT BRINGS OUT THE ADVENTURE SPIRIT IN THEM: You never know how adventurous you or children might be, until you go out or take them out.
10.MEMORABLE MEMORIES ARE CREATED: The good and memorable times are not only created by gifting of material things like money, food items etc .Family vacations help to create memories that will last for a life time. I can still remember some memorable family outings during my childhood that I will not likely forget in my life time.
11.IT IS BETTER OFF THAN GIFTINGS OF TOYS AND GIFTS: Some parents believe that buying a ware house of Toys is the only way to show love to their children.The place of family vacation should not be taken for granted or with levity.
In conclusion, family still remains one of the greatest assert man could ever own, so it is only wise to guard this “assert” diligently.And like the adage goes, “Show me a happy man,woman or child and I will show you the family they are from”.
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