BE PREPARED: Prepare mentally and have a plan for when things go wrong

Note: This is the seventh article in our series around our travel philosophy, Be F.L.E.X.I.B.L.E. In this article, we breakdown what I in Be F.L.E.X.I.B.L.E. stands for. If you want to first get an overview on Be F.L.E.X.I.B.L.E. itself, please click here.

You can help wipe out a lot of anxiety you may have about traveling with a young child by preparing yourself mentally before a trip, as well as being prepared as a family during a trip. AJ is more the free spirit when it comes to travel; he can go with the flow without skipping a beat. Natasha? Well, she worries about what could go wrong and wants to be prepared for the worst.

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No matter which type of traveler you are, we offer tips on how you can set realistic expectations, prepare your child for what he or she will encounter, and even practice for changes at home before you leave in our chapter, It’s All Mental, in our book, How To Travel With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind).

The more prepared you are, the less likely something will go wrong. Although, being prepared also means being ready if something does go wrong and adjusting as you go.

You can help wipe out a lot of anxiety you may have about traveling with a young child with early mental focus and preparedness and we will provide all the tools you need to mentally (and physically) prepare your family for a trip.

Previous article in series: IMPROVISE: Improvise and go with the flow

Next article in series: LEARN: Understand you won’t have a perfect trip but you will learn as you go along.

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