Tips for parents – holiday stress (American Psychological Association)

Posted on Updated on

Tips for parents – holiday stress (American Psychological Association)

Summary:
– Be mindful of unhealthy/unhelpful stress management techniques which are familiar
– Set expectations with children (gifts/holiday activities)
– Realistic goals with small achievable steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed
– Maintain perspective/avoid emotional “blow-ups”
– Make connections with others
– practice Self care

Source: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/parents-holiday.aspx

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s