Tips for Managing Kids’ Holiday Stress

Did-You-Know-Dans-Wellness-Newsletter-December-2015While the holidays are exciting, they can also be stressful – for parents and children.  But there are ways to help your family have a happy and more relaxed time together. Talk to your kids about expectations for gifts and holiday activities. Be open with them if money is an issue. Be realistic. Take small, concrete steps to deal with holiday tasks instead of overwhelming yourself and your kids with activities that are too far-reaching for a busy time. View the holidays as a time to reconnect with people, including your kids.

Engage in activities that you and your family enjoy and find relaxing. Consider cutting back on television viewing for kids and instead, get the family out together for a winter walk.

-Source: American Psychological Association