Most teens seem to be reluctant participants when it comes to family activities – and that’s perfectly normal.  They’re simply learning to be independent.

But while teenagers may prefer the company of their friends, they also (silently) crave one-on-one time with their parents – on their terms of course!  So why not use these school holidays to connect with your teen in a way that’ll leave you both exhilarated and wanting more.

Doing something extraordinary with your teen – something neither of you had probably ever thought of doing – could just be the most amazing opportunity to bond together and create a once-in-a-lifetime memory.  Going skydiving at Rottnest will deliver all that and more.

Taking the plunge with your teen (on a tandem jump with a highly experienced instructor of course) could just make these school holidays the most memorable and fulfilling ever.  It would demonstrate to your child that you are willing to go outside of your comfort zone with them and try something completely new.  Teenagers generally love to laugh, have fun, experience adventure and be recognised and they’ll love doing all of that with you on your tandem skydive.

The minimum legal age for skydiving in Australia is 12 years old (and those aged 18 and under need parental consent) so it would be a perfect ‘coming-of-age’ celebration for your teenager these holidays.

Doing a bucket-list experience together such as skydiving over Rottnest would be an excellent opportunity to level the playing field.  There’d be no need to play the traditional parent role.  You’d both be doing something new, different and exciting and you would simply place your trust in the hands of the experienced instructors, kick back and savour the many memorable moments.

Going to Rottnest Island for your skydiving experience over the holidays would also give you plenty of bonding time on the ground with your teen.  From the ferry, boat or seaplane trip over to the island to a well-deserved meal afterwards (with your complimentary chilled beverage of course), there would be ample opportunities to chat, connect and celebrate.

Check out Skydive Geronimo’s website for more details of this awesome experience which gives you not only incredible views of WA’s majestic coastline on your flight to altitude, a thrilling jump and soft landing on one of Rotto’s idyllic beaches – but also an unforgettable life moment with your teenager.  And that’s priceless.