There’s nothing as memorable as taking a family road trip through northern California to see our state’s gorgeous national forests. Unfortunately, that scenic drive can be memorable for all the wrong reasons if your children are throwing tantrums the whole time. Here’s some advice for keeping kids quiet in the car from the parents at Avery Greene Honda.

Take breaks

You may be tempted to travel the full distance of your road trip without taking any breaks. But, the longer you drive without stopping, the more restless your children will become. Schedule time in your itinerary for detours to see local sights — not just take a bathroom break and keep moving. You can even the kids choose where and when to stop along the where.

Plan activities

Keep your kids occupied by providing in-vehicle activities that are fun, engaging, and creative. For example, pack scrapbooking kits that contain blank notebooks, crayons, glue, and scissors (if age appropriate). Encourage your children to gather items from your vacation — like pamphlets and leaves — and assemble them into a memory book.

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