Psychologist Reveals Why Kids Cry On Long Car Rides

Chattanooga, TN – The Pulse:

Are you tired of your child asking, “Are we there yet?” This psychologist has the answer.

“One reason is that our experience of time changes as we age, often resulting in the sensation of time passing more quickly as we get older,” Ruth Ogden explained. This is why the holidays seem to come faster every year as we grow up…and it means a five-hour car ride legitimately feels longer to a child. Adults may savor the silence of a car ride, but children experience boredom instead.

The average child starts to get cranky after an hour and ten minutes in the car. Snacks and entertainment can help delay tantrums, and the presence of a sibling speeds it up…as many parents already know! (The Sun)

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