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Family travel: Mile High Mamas in the Wall Street Journal

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Would you let your kids plan your family vacation?

That is the question my family was asked by Wall Street Journal reporter Sue Shellenbarger. Don’t miss her fun article!

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Dare to Let the Children Plan the Family Vacation

Summer is a time of family trips and outings. Figuring out a plan that suits everyone can be tricky. It pays to involve children in the decisions—without giving them too much control.

Taking part in family decision-making teaches children valuable skills. They learn to advocate for what they want, listen to others’ wishes and make compromises. But parents who have ceded some decision-making to their children warn there are right and wrong ways to do it.

The Johnson family of Denver is planning a car trip to western Colorado this summer. Amber Johnson says her daughter Hadley, 12, persuaded the family to go jet-boating, racing over the Colorado River at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour in boats driven by professionals. 

It’s a plan Ms. Johnson and her husband Jamie would never have CLICK TO KEEP READING AT THE WSJ.

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