The holidays can sometimes be one of the most stressful times of the year for us adults, but have you ever thought about how your child may be feeling during this time of year? Sure Christmas is typically known as a holiday all kids are excited for, but believe it or not they get stressed too during this time.
Read on below to learn how to keep your children happy and stress-free during the holidays while also reminding them of the real reason for this Christmas season.
Rest, Not Just the Kids but the Parents too!
Kids can read into our emotions a lot more than we think. 9 times out of 10 they can tell when we are stressed and they may be affected by that.
Make sure as parents you are taking the time to decompress when you can, the holidays can be stressful but by resting often your family will be more at peace.
Make Wise Travel Plans
Traveling during the holiday season is very important for most families as they want to see as much family as possible. This year try to leave plenty of time for driving around and seeing family, don’t try to squeeze it all in one day if you can help it.
Also don’t leave loading the car with all the presents and dishes to pass, leave plenty of time to load the car before leaving.
Limit Screen Time
Screens at night will definitely affect your child's ability to get restful sleep at night. During the holidays it is very important they are getting enough sleep for the long days ahead of them.
Limiting screen time doesn’t necessarily make your kids very happy, but they’ll thank you later when they aren’t falling asleep during every car ride.
Keep Up With Assignments and Current School Topics
Often times during break, your students will begin to forget or lose track of what they’ve been learning in school. Now we aren't saying you should fill their free time with school activities, but a little refresher here and there may be helpful so they aren’t struggling when they get back.
Focus on What Matters on Christmas
Make sure you remind your students of the real reason for this holiday season. It’s not all about the gifts, food, and seeing family.
Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and everything he has done for us since then. Keeping your child focused on this will definitely reduce stress and keep the holiday meaningful.
The holidays are stressful, but they don’t have to be, especially for your kids. Keep the above points in mind as we quickly approach this holiday season.
Foundations Christian School is still accepting students for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in enrolling your student please contact Carrie Alo at 607-271-1116 or fill out the enrollment form on our website.
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