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6 Tips for Staying Zen While Traveling with Kids

The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

Release Date: 11/12/2018

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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

We're halfway into 2020 & it's clear that we could all use a glimmer of hope right now. This is a tool that I've mentioned before, but that has taken on even more importance for my family right now. My hope is that it can help yours, too. You can find the article version of this episode at I've also extended the discount for my Mindfulness for Parents Online Course through July -- take the $149 course for only $20 by using the code 'TWENTY20'. Learn more .

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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

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The Child Repair Guide with Dr. Steve Silvestro

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So I’m the pediatrician who wrote that discouraging playdates during the coronavirus pandemic. And while I’m glad the message got out—over 2 million people read that article—it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write. Why? Because even though I know that such extreme social distancing is absolutely necessary to slow the spread of this sneaky virus, I also know that isolating ourselves from each other can have a massive toll on mental health. And I’ve seen that toll already. As I write this now, schools in my area have been closed for only a week, and yet my pediatric...

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I'm sure you've probably already noticed—traveling with kids is a lot different from traveling pre-kids!

Whether you're traveling next week for a holiday, headed off to beach, or jetting around the world on an adventure, taking the kids along brings both wonderful joy & new stress.

You might remember that back in Episode 08, I interviewed Marianne Perez de Fransius, cofounder of Bébé Voyage, for her great practical tips and secrets for getting the most out of traveling as a family.

I'm proud to announce that I've joined the team at Bébé Voyage, both as a Medical Advisor and "Zen Expert," to help families keep healthy & happy in their travels.

To help you beat—and prevent—stress on your next trip, here are my 6 Tips for Staying Zen While Traveling with Kids.

 

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