If your kids are happy with their grandparents, stay out of the way occasionally to give them some time to enjoy alone together. Remember grandparent’s feelings, if they did raise you. Even if many practices have changed – babies now being put to sleep on their backs, breast-feeding being recommended – this does not invalidate your parents wealth of experience. Even if you don’t always agree with what they say, hear them out and consider their advice.
Send school photos or family photos and copies of school reports and certificates to grandparents if they don’t often see their grandchildren.
Use different names to distinguish between grandparents and avoid confusion: maternal grandparents might be grandma and grandpa and paternal grandparents Nan and Granddad.
Get online. Of grandparents live far away, encourage them to spend and receive emails, and maybe use a webcam, skype, facebook or facetime to stay in touch.
We can design beautiful kids album after the photo shoot, so sending an kids album to your Grandparents will be an great idea to show your children, too.
If you want to have a family portrait in Sydney, please feel free to contact Katsu anytime to book your session. 🙂
Every minute of the holiday is precious for your children, so give each day some shape or focus.
You need not pack your days with activities, but a whole day at the pool or on the beach can be too long for kids. – from the point of view of sun exposure if nothing else. Some families find that having an outing in once half of the day and the rest in the other half works well for adults and children alike.
Make a travel scrapbook of photos, postcards, tickets and other ephemera from any journeys or trips you take with your children. Encourage them to keep a diary or sketchbook while traveling.
Travel light. If your children have to lift and carry their own bags, equip them with squashy canvas holdalls on wheels, with extendable rigid handles. These cases are light, roomy and easy for a child to trundle. Remember to leave a little space for the souvenirs they will no doubt want to buy.
Take a lot of photos during your trip, so you can always make beautiful albums as good memories. I provide small leather cover album if you have high resolution images of your trip.