Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 20, 2010
    Kerri from IN Asked

    I am traveling with my 2 teenage daughters and also my 2-yr old daughter. Any tips?

    Hi, Kerri!  You don't say how old your teenagers are, but I have learned one thing with my own teenaged daughter - they need a bit of space.  Once my daughter reached about 14, I began letting her do her own thing for at least part of the day, so she didn't feel like she was being held back by her much  younger sisters.  We still did a lot of stuff together as a family - which is the thing I love best about Walt Disney World - but even if she was allowed to just go ride something on her own or go wander a few shops at EPCOT on her own, it put her in a much better mood.

    Try to plan your day so that the whole group will be together to do things that you think they'd all enjoy - like Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story Midway Mania, Festival of the Lion King, and many more.  Then maybe after lunch, let your older daughters have a couple of hours to run around and do what they want to do while you do stuff with the little one.  You could go back to the resort and swim or rest; or take in some of the attractions geared towards younger guests, like Dumbo the Flying Elephant or Aladdin's Magic Carpet ride.

    Also, involve the older girls in meal plans.  They might get a kick out of planning a day's worth of meals for the family.  I know my daughter always did.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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