Is Bringing Your Child Along for the Ride a Good Idea For Truckers?

September 23, 2014

Tag Along Child

If you've ever taken one of your kids with you on the road, you know how their faces light up when they hear about your plans. Even so, it might not be a good idea for you to bring them along, no matter how much fun you both think it's going to be.

Lack of Movement

Kids need to play and move around as much as possible. It's easy to see how riding in a truck for several hours at a time can restrict their ability to get the exercise they need. Even if you make frequent stops so they can stretch their legs, sitting in one place for so long will probably end in boredom for them, and frustration for you.

Lack of Socialization

Your kids love hanging out with you, but if you're on the road for a long time, chances are pretty good that they'll miss talking and socializing with their friends or their siblings. That's because kids really crave interaction with other kids. If you're a driver who spends days on the road at a time, it's probably not a good idea to have your kids spend that much time away from other kids their own ages.

Lack of Healthy Food Options

As you know, it can be really hard to eat healthy when you're on the road. Bringing healthy meals and snacks along with you can be a challenge when you only have to plan your own meals. It's even harder when you're feeding your son or daughter too. Many truck drivers rely on fast food to see them through, and those options usually aren't good ones for kids on a regular basis.

Even though you and your kids long for more time together, these are just a few reasons to let them stay home when you have to work. With a little creativity, you can make your time at home with them even more fun and enjoyable for everyone.

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