Taking a holiday with teenagers and what to do if something goes wrong
Once your children have grown up and become teenagers, you are faced with a brand new set of problems and concerns when taking them on holiday. With children you have to be concerned about keeping them safe in certain ways, watching them all the time and making sure you know where they are and who they are with.
As children get older you need to relax the reins a little and start to treat them like adults, striking a good balance so that they are still safe and secure when they are away. Here are some tips for looking after teenage children when you are away.
- Give them some freedom. The worst thing you can do to teenagers is to treat them like children and make them stick with their parents all week. Give them a little more freedom than they had when they were children, allowing them to explore the things that are more interesting for them.
- Have rules. Despite giving your teens freedom, you do also want to lay down rules so that they know that you are still in charge. Let them know that the freedom they are enjoying on this holiday can easily be revoked if they break the rules.
- Teach them about safety. Tell your teenagers everything they need to know about staying safe. The aim is not to scare them, but to inform them so that they can make their own decisions about being safe on holiday.
- Give them a daily allowance. If they are heading out on their own, give them a daily allowance so that they don’t spend everything on the first day and then have nothing for the rest of the holiday. However, they can choose to spend their daily allowance on what they want, whenever they want to.
Looking for advice on a specialist law firm in West Lancashire ?
You may be able to find advice on a specialist law firm in West Lancashire and make a claim for compensation if you or a loved one is injured on holiday. In order for a law firm in West Lancashire to take on your claim you will need to prove that the accident was not your fault. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation or not.
If you do then it is up to you to find a law firm in West Lancashire, or you can process a claim through the helpline. The helpline will team you with an experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 12th July 2014
Author: David Brown