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How to Avoid Car Craziness: 4 Tips for Fight-Free Travel with Kids

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Tips for Road Trips and Car Travel with Kids, rest area highway sign

Plan Frequent Stops


  • If you're on an extended car trip (more than a couple of hours), stop frequently.
  • Plan breaks ahead of time by marking them on the map, about 45 minutes apart, and stopping, even if for five minutes, for a stretch break.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Well-Behaved Child © 1999 by Ericka Lutz. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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