Want to skip out of work a little
early and head for the shore? So does everyone else. Instead, wait until after dinner, let the kids fall asleep in the car, then ease them into bed at point B. Bonus: “It’s so much more pleasant for
you to not spend that time on the road meeting other people’s needs,” says McCain.
Pro tip: During car rides,
start the togetherness by playing a podcast or an audiobook that everyone can enjoy. “We’ve been
surprised that, for older kids, even a TED Talk can spark great conversations,” says McCain.