Quik Pod lets the whole family be in the picture. If your camera or small camcorder has a tripod socket (most do), you simply attach your device, set your timer and extend the Quik Pod's arm. The Quik Pod sells for $24.99 which also includes a pocket and hiking clips, a carrying bag, wrist strap and end cap. For another $5 you also get tripod legs.
Get in the picture. When we look back on our childhood family photos inevitably there are many with only one parent since the other was taking the photo. Not to mention the photos where our father set the timer and sprinted, to varying degrees of success, to be in the photo.