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9 Ways to Convince Your Kids to Take a Gap Year in New Zealand

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Get rid of your kids in 9 easy steps…

Want your offspring to take a gap year? Want your overgrown children to convince you with all these reasons: 10 Ways to Convince Your Parents to Let You Take a Gap Year? Stay away from the classic “when I was your age” lecture and try our serious methods instead.

Our guide will tell you exactly what to say.

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1. “Travel before it’s too late!”

It’s easier to take a gap year before university/college than afterwards.

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2. “Get a break from us.”

Every kid needs to fly the nest at some point. Plus, it’s nice to have a break from them too.

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3. “Go have fun already.”

New Zealand is all about having fun! There’s fun activities and fun like-minded travellers from all around the world.

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4. “You’ll make more money than at home and it will be more fun.”

A working holiday visa will allow your kid to work and travel around New Zealand, allowing them to break even during the gap year – a unique opportunity!

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5. “New Zealand is epic.”

The country of The Lord of the Rings offers some of the most adventurous activities in the world! Don’t worry, New Zealand has great safety regulations and is genuinely one of the safest countries in the world.

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6. “It will be a great adventure.”

Make your kids have interesting stories to tell. An adventure in New Zealand is a great place to start!

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7. “Make new friends.”

With backpackers from all over the world, your heir will make unlikely new friends.

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8. “Here’s some cash.”

You know how it is: we always run out of money. Youngsters’ budgets are always tight, so hand your kid a little bit of cash or offer to pay for the flight will be a great kickstart. After all, kids always need to feel supported one way or another, despite not admitting it.

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9. “You’re adopted”

Sometimes tough love is the only way forward… We are, of course, joking.

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