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Why Families with Young Children Should RV
We know what you're thinking. Bringing the kids with you on an RV trip seems more like a hassle than a good time. Let us assure you that is not true. Like any camping trip, there are going to be ups and downs. How many of the "downs" do you commit to memory, though, in comparison to the "ups"? Chances are, not many. The truth of the matter is that bringing the kids along for the trip is an excellent idea for several reasons.
First and foremost, family time is at a premium when camping in an RV. Distractions are often at a minimum, or at the very least, can be mindfully controlled. Electronics can be left out of the equation except during the drive when a little distraction is a good thing. After arriving at a destination, however, the real fun begins. Expect a little crankiness and attitude at first, but watch how quickly it begins to settle.
Children are natural explorers and adventurers. Placed in the relative safety of a campground, they can experience some of that on their own, with a light watchful eye from parents and guardians. Many of the places you go may even have youth programs and sponsored educational activities like guided hikes, art and history presentations, wildlife viewing, or astronomy outings. Invest in your children's curiosity, creativity, and independence while they are young and grow to become healthy, happy adults. As a bonus, they will likely meet other kids and develop great friendships.
RVing with your kids also means having full charge over meals and enlisting their help to prepare and serve them. You get to chose the menu instead of whatever might be available at the amusement park or arcade. S'mores and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies are always a treat at the end of a day, along with some stories and jokes around the campfire, but you can opt to leave the corndogs and mac 'n cheese out when preparing lunch.
Finally, camping with your children assures that they will get plenty of exercises and fresh air. They may get to try new things like kayaking, rock climbing, or mountain biking, and don't forget all of the hiking. With more and more stimulation from television and video games these days, it is essential that kids also get enough exercise, sunshine, and fresh, clean water and air.