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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, young girl traveler

Pack Goodies and Snacks


  • Goody bags of toys, surprises, and game suggestions are helpful. Allow kids a new treat once an hour, or, when desperate, once every half hour.
  • Avoid sugary snacks, sodas, juice, and candy as much as possible. Why hype the kid up any more than he already is?
  • Rely heavily on food. I don't mean meals (you'll need mealtime as a chance to stretch the body), but healthful snacks. Bottles of water are a must, as well.

When all else fails, try to travel at night and let the kids doze.

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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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