Holidays can be tough. Disrupted routines + high expectations = stress for the whole family. Your children may be unable to verbally express themselves to you or to recognize their limitations. But they can (and probably will) communicate with their behavior- irritability, testing limits, sleep disturbance, the list goes on. So how can you enjoy all the holiday season has to offer, while keeping stress levels to a minimum?
Let it go! It is ok if your holidays don't perfectly reflect all of those ideas you pinned on Pinterest. It is ok to not attend every holiday event you are invited to. It is ok to put yourself first for a little self-care.
If you start to feel family stress levels rise, take a step back and remember what is truly important during this holiday season.