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Having Embarrassing Interactions with Locals
Hockin has been traveling with her children since they were each 6 weeks old and has found that trips are a success when she gets them involved in the planning. "When you set expectations together, you mitigate tantrums later," she says. Before leaving home, Hockin and her family read about where they're going—which went a long way toward making sure that a day spent visiting indigenous people in Panama last summer did not involve her 6-year-old blurting out, "Mommy, why don't those women have any clothes on?"