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Happy Holiday Parenting by Psychology Today

The holidays are a happy time, yet the tight schedules and new family faces can prove a challenge for little ones and parents alike.

“Although we strive to make the holidays a special time, the fact is that all of the traveling, hosting, and holiday preparations increase parenting stress and disruptions to your family’s routine that can ultimately lead to more challenging child behavior. And nothing dampens holiday joy like tantrums, arguments, and a bad case of the “I want’s”. Here are a few tips to help you keep the Happy in “Happy Holidays” and get through them with minimal(ish) challenging child behavior.” -Excerpt from Psychology Today article Happy Holiday Parenting

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