GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - March is here and that means many families will be heading out with high expectations for a great time at the beach, the mountains or grandma and grandpa’s house.

Although family travel can be a lot of fun, it also can be stressful and disappointing. But a little thoughtful planning will make things go more smoothly for children and parents alike.

Twin Cities developmental psychologist and host of the weekly podcast “Mom Enough”, Marti Erickson, appeared on the KARE 11 News at 11 to offer her expert advice.

Maximizing your family's spring break enjoyment

  • Be physically prepared
  • Set clear & realistic rules before you begin
  • Mark the passing of time by breaking it into “chewable chunks”
  • Do less, enjoy more
  • Try a STAYcation in your own hometown!