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How to survive a holiday with kids

  • Juliana Harsianti

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 18 2019   /  02:58 am

Little step: If parents are unsure if their children are ready for a long holiday abroad, psychologist Nadya Pramesrani suggests they take a short holiday at a nearby spot. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)Going on a holiday with kids poses many challenges for parents, such as packing lots of snacks and toys to keep them quiet throughout a long flight. When it comes to planning a holiday, parents have different views about the best age to start traveling with kids. Anita Jolanda, a business analyst from Jakarta, decided to take her 1-year-old on a winter holiday abroad. Meanwhile, Laurensia Mira, a mother of three from Bandung, West Java, feels more comfortable traveling with children once they reach the age of 5. Laurensia said she believed that children aged 5 and above could be easily managed during a holiday. But this does not mean a holiday with a 5-year-old is trouble-free. “Sometimes the ...