Katie Wright talks to a parenting expert about how to make holiday escapes with children as stress-free as possible.
Can parents really get a break? How to relax on a holiday with your kids
The sun is shining, you’re lying on a lounger by the sea, nose buried in an unputdownable novel, hand clutching a cool beverage, while the kids laugh and frolic nearby…
That’s how we might envision the perfect family holiday, yet the reality is often rather different.
After lugging mountains of toys, towels, snacks, sun-cream and the million of beach essentials, you’re wedged in among hordes of other holidaymakers, kilometres from the sea, and your little darlings are already arguing about who gets to play on the bodyboard first.
Holidays are supposed to be about rest and relaxation for all the family, but do the parents of small children ever really get a break?