Sometimes family holidays may seem stressful, but a recent study from the University of Toronto has found that going on family vacations makes both kids and parents happier on a whole!
The research believes that spending time exclusively with your family helps create a much stronger bond and makes you more likely to continue that bond into adult life. On top of that, it also makes you much happier people.
“An experiential gift elicits a strong emotional response when a recipient consumes it—like the fear and awe of a safari adventure, the excitement of a rock concert or the calmness of a spa—and is more intensely emotional than a material possession.” the study says.
So while the family holiday may be expensive and at times stressful, just remember it could be making you all happier people just by spending time together.