You would think that when your kids get to be around 13 or 14 road trips would be so much better. They can feed themselves, tell you when they have to go to the bathroom, read, and occupy themselves. They should be used to sitting in the car and deal with it.
You would think..but you would be wrong. They get bored like anyone and sometimes all that teenage angst just comes out. It is enough to drive you crazy. BUT I have tips to help you keep your teens sane and occupied!
If you don’t have a DVD player in your car bring a portable, complete with headphones. Bring a lot of movies because you never know what they may want to watch. Just because they love Star Wars right now, doesn’t mean they will when you leave.
iTunes or Google Play Gift Card
A great way to keep your teen occupied is with new music or apps for their phone. Something new always guarantees at least 2 hours of peace.
Books are a great way to pass the time. If you have a book lover surprise them with some new titles or with a gift card to Amazon so they can buy their own.
Handheld Game System
When all else fails whip out the handheld game system with some teen-friendly games. They will have fun and you will too because then you can read your own book you brought!
Traveling with teens is totally different than traveling with kids but with a little planning it can be a great experience!