The Ultimate Should You Get Your Kids Their Own Hotel Room Quiz

The Ultimate Should You Get Your Kids Their Own Hotel Room Quiz
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About This Quiz

Family vacations require careful planning. Among the many decisions to be made is whether to get a separate hotel room for your kids. You'll have to consider their safety, their maturity, your financial limitations, and of course, your sanity.
How would most people describe a vacation with their kids?
hectic
Let's be honest: if you're going on vacation with your kids, your focus is more on them than on yourself. The fact is that vacationing with kids can be very hectic.
peaceful
restorative

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One of the things that can make a vacation with the kids so challenging is which of these?
lack of a support system
When you go on vacation you quickly discover how much of a support system you have at home. There are no grandparents, neighbors, or babysitters on whom to pawn off your kids, so you're on your own.
lack of interesting activities
lack of money

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One of the main advantages to getting a separate room for your kids is which of these?
cost
privacy
A romantic getaway is not very romantic when you're sharing your bedroom with three kids. The privacy you gain by getting your kids their own room is tempting, isn't it?
time

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How will getting separate rooms for you and your kids likely affect your quality of sleep?
You will likely sleep better with a child tossing and turning next to you.
You will likely sleep better if you get a separate room for your child.
Sharing a bed with a fussy child can wreak havoc on your quality of sleep. If your child can handle a separate room, or at least a separate bed, it's worth the expense.
You will likely sleep the same no matter what you do.

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One of the advantages of getting messy kids their own hotel room is which of these conveniences?
room service
concierge service
housekeeping
If you get your kids their own room, not only do you not have to see the mess your kids make, but someone else will clean it for you.

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Why might younger kids not want their own hotel room?
fun
finances
fear
Younger children are often afraid to sleep in unfamiliar surroundings. If your child indicates he or she is scared, you might want to consider asking for a large room with a second bed.

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Why might teenagers try talking you into getting them their own room?
Teenagers prefer not to have to watch the same television shows as their parents.
Teenagers always want to see how much they can get away with.
Teenagers love to test boundaries and discover their own limitations. Make sure your teenagers understand that having their own room is a privilege.
Teenagers understand and respect your need for privacy.

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What risks do you take when allowing your teenage kids to have their own room?
They might have enough freedom to get involved with alcohol and drugs.
Left to their own devices, certain teenagers can create serious problems. Access to cigarettes, alcohol, and even drugs are risks one takes when allowing older teenagers to have their own room.
The might stay up all night watching television.
They might wrack up a serious phone bill by calling their friends from the hotel room's phone.

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What is the long term benefit of getting a separate room for your teenager?
Getting your teenagers their own room gives them an opportunity to prove the are trustworthy.
By providing your teenagers with some freedom, you give them a chance to prove they are trustworthy and responsible. Give your teenagers a chance to prove themselves; they might surprise you.
Getting your teenagers their own room shows them how much you love them.
Getting your teenagers their own room lets them know you expect the same when you get older.

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For many families the main problem with getting separate rooms for the kids is which of these?
time
space
money
Hotel rooms can be expensive, and they don't usually provide discounts for kids. Doubling the cost of accommodations is a major deterrent to getting the kids their own room.

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If you are getting a separate room for the kids, you should make sure the various rooms are what?
adjoined
Make sure to reserve adjoining rooms for you and your kids. Otherwise it will be very difficult to keep a watchful eye on them and to tend to their late-night needs.
equally sized
well cleaned

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Which of these is a risk you take when getting young kids their own room?
You kids might not get a good night's sleep.
Your kids might damage hotel property.
If your children are not well-behaved, they might damage hotel property, only adding to your expenses.
Your kids might get bored all alone in their room.

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When determining whether your children are likely to follow the rules you set for them, you should use what as an indicator?
Consider their track record.
There is no better indicator of how your kids will behave than how they have behaved in the past. If your kids usually follow your rules, than they might be ready for their own room.
Ask them.
Consult a child psychologist.

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What is the standard age at which parent should allow kids to have their own hotel room?
There is no standard age, because kids mature at different rates.
Maturity is not entirely age-dependant. Some 12-year-old kids are more trustworthy than some 17-year-olds.
Any kid who asks for his or her own room should get one, regardless of age.
Kids over the age of 14 should always have their own room.

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Before promising your kids their own hotel room you should make sure of which of these?
Make sure the hotel offers insurance.
Make sure the hotel has night lights.
Make sure the hotel allows kids to have their own room.
Some hotels have strict age policies. Make sure to confirm that the hotel you've picked allows kids to have their own room.

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