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Turn the family vacation this summer into a learning experience—without complaints!—by having the kids do the planning. Give them a budget and basic guidelines (e.g., “only by car” or “must include hiking”). They pick a destination and outline an itinerary, then present it to you. Once you approve their choice, they should create a detailed itinerary, including things like where to eat, places to stay, and rainy-day activities. More: Let the Kids Plan the Vacation

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Turn the family vacation this summer into a learning experience—without complaints!—by having the kids do the planning.

  • Give them a budget and basic guidelines (e.g., “only by car” or “must include hiking”).
  • They pick a destination and outline an itinerary, then present it to you.
  • Once you approve their choice, they should create a detailed itinerary, including things like where to eat, places to stay, and rainy-day activities.

More: Let the Kids Plan the Vacation

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