The challenges of parenting over the Holidays
What are your challenges?
Christmas (and other seasonal holidays) are a blast with kids! The anticipation, the learning about Christianity or other beliefs or just enjoying the traditions of the season! Not to mention Santa!
The giving and receiving, the donations and making sure kids like ours will have gifts under their tree too. It's a great teaching season, in addition to being a fun one!
But there are parts of it that are hard. Travel and weather, sharing time with all the relatives, in-law dramas and needing extra money for gifts can all lead to stress. Some kids have a tendency to want, want, want for Christmas (although that doesn't fly in our house!) but we don't have little saints either! There can be trying times for all, even in this magical month.
How do you deal with holidays stresses and family?