The holidays can bring up lots of feelings for everyone. As parents, we may be holding on to more stress, sadness, and anxiety. And our children may have more frequent meltdowns.
We’re hoping that our children will be at their very best in front of extended family and friends. And if they’re not, we feel judged and are quick to snap at our kiddos.
Little ones can be excited, over-stimulated, and under-slept—ripe for multiple meltdowns. Conflict among family members and the ache of missing people we love can be exacerbated at this time of year. All of this mixed with the fact that parents tend to be busier and have less attention for their kids in the rush to shop, prepare a holiday meal, or get to the next party on time. But the holidays don’t have to be a series of endless meltdowns. Today on the blog, Julie Johnson shares are some ways to try to make the holiday season a little lighter for everyone.
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