Holiday Driving Stress
My son is now 11 but I can recall the strain of an 8 hour trip with a scrambling two year old in the back seat! Things are easier now that he's older but there are more psychological difficulties, like complaining and moodiness (he's becoming a teenager already!). I take time for regular breaks and keep him engaged in looking for interesting side trips, truck stops, picture opps and such. So our travels become more about the process instead of just getting there. I'm also a single mom which means no back up!