Christmas break has begun for many of our area school districts, plus we are gearing up for the busiest (and for many the most stressful) time in our family calendars. This means kids (and parents) have just encountered a MAJOR CHANGE of schedule and routine -
Remember, the best defense is a good offense! Be aware and be prepared. Watch for signs of potential meltdowns and do your best to use all your personal tools NOT to join in the emotions. Parents (and grandparents) be prepared to model emotional regulation to help little (and sometimes not so little) children to move through this change and enjoy the holiday!!