COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Spring break is supposed to be a time to relax and have fun with your family but planning and traveling can be stressful. So here's a few things to remember to make your break less stressful.
If you have to work but the kids are off and you plan on leaving them home alone, explain to them when it is okay to answer the door or phone.
Make sure they know basic first aid and know basic things like where are the bandages if someone falls or gets cut.
If you and the family are hitting the road: remember the sun block, hats, medications, and if your family has special food needs pack your snacks. Parents, before leaving go by the post office and ask them to hold all of your mail and newspaper deliveries. Do not expose your plans on social media, wait to post pictures or statuses when you get back.
Before you hit the roads, here are some things you need to remember. If you are traveling for spring break, it is recommended to drive during daylight hours and if possible try to avoid driving in inclement weather.
Make sure someone knows where you are going and who you are going with at all times.
Stay aware of your surroundings— especially in public restrooms, the ATM, and travel in groups if possible.
If you plan to drink, party smart. You should keep an eye on your drink at all times. Do not drive, call a taxi or a friend.