In life, one of the most memorable moments we have as children are vacations. Before we are aware of things like debt and having to deal with money, pay for bills etc. we get to really enjoy ourselves. Our parents are in their 20/30s usually at this stage and are full of the verve of being young parents.
When money isn’t too tight, we usually got to enjoy some time away with our parents – holidays away as kids are always hugely memorable. It’s often the first time we get to see the world beyond our own city and country.
However, according to expert studies, there’s now a fine body of evidence that shows family holidays with the kids aren’t just a good way to leave a happy memory. In fact, they are an essential part of helping kids to grow up to be nicer and more positively minded!
In fact, holidays are so essential and the level of cultural and spiritual growth that comes from the experience so immense, that it’s better to splash out on trips than toys. A child will get far more from a trip to Egypt, say, than the latest toy they keep asking for. Kids grow out of interest with a toy in a few weeks, and by that point, the toy barely leaves a positive memory in the mind.
A holiday, though, is totally different. A child gets a great amount of help from going on a trip together. It’s better for kids as it allows them to experience new things and potentially develop new interests along the way.
At a young age, those moments are essential to their development. Your children will start to learn the true value of life and get to understand their own interests, likes and dislikes a little bit better. From moments on the beach eating ice cream to speaking a foreign language, they leave much more positive moments for inner development.
It also helps to improve social skills, develop cognitive function, engage with their senses and just become more engaged with the idea of the wider world. In a time of existence when it feels like more and more people are only in it for themselves and are increasingly close-minded, those experiences might do a lot to help the next generation be more open-minded and less shocked by being introduced to different cultures.