When you're tearing your hair out about car rides, remember that:
- Kids need to move their bodies; it's not optional, it's a biological need. Between car seats for little ones and seat belts for bigger ones, car trips can be a challenge.
- Car rides can be boring. Making it worse is the fact that many kids, maybe most, can't read or focus on something small like a drawing without getting carsick. That leaves talking, word games, singing, and socking your sister. (You can see how this would be a problem.)
- For brothers and sisters with tensions between them (and that's kind of a redundant statement, isn't it?), sitting right next to each other, confined, can feel almost unbearable. That's why car fights between screaming, pinching siblings are so common.
So, are there solutions to these problems? No solutions per se, but there are ways to reduce car troubles. Read on to learn more.