The holiday season can be a time of stress and overwhelming emotions for children, as well as adults. Beginning in November with all of the advertisements and store displays, children are exposed to the holiday season earlier and earlier each year. By the time the actual holiday rolls around, it tends to lose its’ meaning. As parents and caregivers we can help our children experience the true meaning of the holiday season
Create the “holiday spirit” in your home, listen to music, sing, dance-enjoy one another, spend time counting your blessing, instead of asking for more.
Teach your children the “power” of giving…set a day to volunteer or add to a can drive. Encourage them to include others/charities on their Christmas list. Shop together for a family or charity.
Just like with adults-try to keep kids on a schedule-it will help with managing the Holiday break from school. Give them time to relax, but not enough to become complacent and lazy!