Squabbles and tantrums on holiday begin when children reach the age of 11, new research has suggested.
A survey by Ocean Village revealed that 40 per cent of parents said they saw an increase in holiday arguments from that age, Travel Weekly reports.
Meanwhile, a quarter of children questioned said they find family holidays boring because they are prevented from pursuing their own interests.
As a result, parents are beginning to involve their children in planning the family holiday to help ease the stress.
Commenting, Ocean Village head of marketing communications, Gill Haynes, said: "Our research shows the increasing importance of the family holiday as a way to re-establish family bonds, not only amongst the generations, but also between parents and children.
"This means that the requirements of an average family holiday are becoming increasingly complex to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the time they spend together."
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