Dealing With Holiday Stress In Children

Dealing With Holiday Stress In Children

The holiday season can be a time of great joy and happiness, but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety for children. There are so many things to worry about during the holidays-whether you will get the gifts you want, if your family will be together, whether you will be able to see your friends, and on and on.

The best way to deal with holiday stress in children is… 

  • Talk About It
  • Identify Things That Are Stressful To Them
  • Talk About Ways To Deal With It

Let them know that it is okay to feel stressed and that you are there to help them.

If your child is anxious about not getting the gifts they want…

  • Talk About Budgeting
  • Talk About Ways To Save Money
  • Talk About Expectations

If they are worried about being away from family…

  • Make A List Of Things They Will Miss
  • Make A List Of Things To Look Forward To

The most important thing is to be there for your child. Let them know that they can come to you with any questions or concerns they have and that you will help them to deal with whatever comes up.

Midwest Educational Therapists & Associates has ideas and activities to help deal with holiday stress on our website. We have a stress relieving coloring book, videos, and links to other content you might find helpful.  If you need assistance please reach out to Midwest Educational Therapists & Associates at 614-625-1771.

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