holidays

It’s Most Wonder...er....Stressful Time of the Year: Tips on Helping Kids Through the Holidays

It’s Most Wonder...er....Stressful Time of the Year:  Tips on Helping Kids Through the Holidays

Whether you love or hate the holidays, one thing is for sure:  emotions run high.  Even if you are a person that loves “all things holiday,” this time of year comes with inevitable stresses, changes, and demands.  Just as the holidays can be a stressful time for us, it can also be a stressful (or emotionally charged) time for our children.  While the watchful eye of Santa/Elf on the shelf/Mench on the bench might help some moments run smoothly, a bit of preparation, support, and extra time can make things easier for both caregivers and children.