How to convince your children to travel to a native place

Here is what you can do to convince your kids that native places are always a good option to visit at least once a year so that they get to learn a lot about your family history and also keep themselves humble as they grow up.
 
 
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Usually, kids get over-excited when their parents inform them that they would be going on a tour during their vacation period. However, when it comes to selecting destinations, not many kids get comfortable visiting their native places. This is because of the latest trend in traveling to foreign locations or places that are quite famous, which may not be the same when they think about their native places. 

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If your native place is a village that has a lack of resources like 4-star hotels with a swimming pool and unlimited food options, adventurous hiking options, and a lack of variety in visiting high-rise places, then your kids may resist coming with you to your native place. However, as a parent, it is your duty to keep your kids connected with their ancestral roots. Although you may be now a professional with a fat bank balance and enjoying your city life but your ancestors have a huge role to play in your progress as they bless you always whenever you remember their hard efforts and playing your role model.

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Here is what you can do to convince your kids that native places are always a good option to visit at least once a year so that they get to learn a lot about your family history and also keep themselves humble as they grow up.

1) Tell your kid that you will gift them something that they have always been wanting for. Like an electric cycle, a fantasy novel series of books or movies, a space of their own in your home, a ticket to their favorite show, etc. Probably this will melt them a bit to come with you happily to your native place without throwing a lot of tantrums.

2) Avoid shouting or scolding or passing any negative comments if you have already decided to go to your native place without taking their opinion. They are kids and won't have the maturity to understand why you want to meet your relatives or friends who are still in your village. All they know is to have fun and seek enjoyment which they may feel lacking when they are in your village. So, it is better you help them make new friends or take them to new places that they can cherish a lot like playing in a river, picking up vegetables and fruits from trees, etc.

3) Definitely take them to your family deity temple and also explain to them why you worship the Mother Goddess or Kuldevata so sincerely. It is important that your kid knows the importance of worshipping deities that are prayed for ages in your family. After all, it is your kids who will continue the traditions and rituals when they grow up as adults and take on new responsibilities like starting a family, joining a new company, etc.

4) Encourage your kids to accept your village as it is and motivate them to think about ways they can contribute to making your native place a better area or surrounding in the coming future. This will act as homework for them that they can do in their free time to enhance the lives of others who are still residing in your village.