Friday, August 19, 2011

Respect Doesn't Take a Vacation

Family vacations can be a blast, but it's often a challenge to keep everyone content in close quarters. Michelle's advice? "Stick to the same rules you have at home," the mom of 19 writes in her latest TLC Parentables post.

What sort of rules? "One of the most important ones for us is to respect one another, and to respect each other's space and things," says Michelle.

So whether you're visiting relatives in Texas, exploring the Midwest in an RV, or sightseeing in Greece, remind everyone to be considerate and cooperative. Then you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a memorable trip!

To see what else Michelle has to say about making the most of family vacations, click here.

Where does your family go to get away?


  1. We go camping in Halifax, Vermont

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I saw some pictures of Jana from the peru trip. They are on the Paine Family website. Looks like they all had a wonderful experience.

  3. We are on vacation right now in Ocean City, NJ. The last 3 posts on my blog have photos from the trip. You are more than welcome to come over and take a look! :-)

    It is certainly a challenge when in a smaller space to keep the kids from bickering with each other and to respect each other. It is a work in progress, that's for sure! I love being able to read Michelle's advice. She is such an inspiration to me!

    Many blessings to you all!

  4. I tell my kids, "the rules don't change because someone is here, or we aren't at home".. Consistency makes it much easier for them to remember.

  5. Agreed about respecting space and people. It is good to have flexibility on vacation because the situations are different. Long car trips (for those of us without RVs and buses) can be trying especially for the youngest. We travel to NC outer banks and western Maryland or WV to camp.

  6. We go to the local amusement park and ride our favorite rides, or the beach and just relax. We are blessed to live close to both .

  7. I agree Respect for others is always an essential personality trait.
    We found that no matter what county we were
    In , if we treated people with respect we got along fine with everyone no matter what our differences.

  8. Yeah i saw lots of photos and a video on what the team did while in Peru on a Quiverfull of Information. It looks like Anna's sister Priscilla went too!

  9. My family goes to North Carolina to a place called Cannanland. It is free of charge to anyone who is in the ministry.


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