Parker (5) in the Dominican Republic

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Question: Do You Have Any Fears Regarding Traveling With Your Children (Violence, Illness, Etc.)

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Traveling to a foreign country with your children, they'll be exposed to germs, disease, filth, violence, poverty, crime.

Aren't you afraid of what might happen to them?

When we first began traveling, we used to have a lot of fears about all the 'bad' stuff that might occur. But then we learned that most fears are based on ignorance, and, as James Allen says:

Thoughts of doubt and fear can never accomplish anything. They always lead to failure. Purpose, energy, power to do, and all strong thoughts cease when doubt and fear creep in."

When we focus on what we can do to keep our children safe, instead of on being afraid of what might happen, then we are in a position of power. That's where we want to be.


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  1. Christina @ Interest-Led Learning

    Great, great advice. I’ve learned from years of panicing before I go into new situations that it’s almost much, much easier and less stressful than I thought it would be. I think people are really afraid of the unknown. Our imaginations can think of so many awful, horrible things, much more than are actually out there. I’ve learned that if I go into situations with no expectations, either good or bad, than it’s a lot easier for me to relax and go with whatever comes with it. But I still try to be prepared, too, like you suggested.

    • Rachel

      Very good advice – and very true. The fear of what might happen is usually worse than what actually happens 🙂

  2. Giselle

    Well sometimes, when I am about to travel, I was thinking if I bring my kids with me or not because I am just afraid they might be in trouble by the time we are enjoying the travel..

  3. Dhyan

    This is a great advice for us.. Anyway, I am traveling soon and I hope this can really be a big help and will work for me.. Thanks!


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