As the holiday season is upon us, we know that many parents are longing for rest and a sense of hope for 2021. The holiday season should bring rest and relaxation but the change in routines and schedules can create additional stress and anxiety for parents and kids alike. In today’s short blog post, we’ve collected three articles to help you survive the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

1. How to Prevent Holiday Stress and Anxiety in Children – from Verywell Family

The busyness and change in routines during the holiday season can cause increased anxiety and stress in children. This article from Verywell Family shares 9 tips to help reduce some of the holiday stress children may experience.

2. Holiday Survival Guide – from Aha! Parenting

This article from Dr. Laura Markham shares 10 tips to help parents manage life during the holidays to minimize the tears and maximize the joy of the holiday season.

3. 7 easy ways to remind kids what the holidays are really about – from Today’s Parent

From discussing the value of old and new family traditions to tailoring holiday expectations, this article from Today’s Parent shares 7 ways to add meaning to the holidays beyond merely being seen as a gift grab.

To help you celebrate the best of 2021 and look forward to 2022, we’re also sharing a short holiday gathering conversation starter. You can use it with your kids, a loved one, or your entire family. The goal is to stimulate your collective thoughts, inject some humour and help you and your loved ones find hope.

Open The Holiday Conversation Starter Resource

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!