It’s that time of the year again! Your kids may or may not be on a constant sugar high and are still recovering from the Halloween festivities. Celebrating holidays is fun to begin with, and it can be even more fun with children! However, this time of the year can go from calm to chaos in a short period of time. From Christmas parties, Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving dinners, and all the shopping, it’s no secret that your kids’ excitement levels reach an all-time high during this time of year. Have no fear! Here are some tips to manage your child’s holiday excitement.
Keep up a Routine
As hard as it seems to stay calm in this busy season, it’s wise to stick to a routine. Maintaining a stable routine will help your children stay a bit calmer in the midst of all the craziness. Try to have mealtimes around the same time every day. Another great idea is to keep a consistent bedtime schedule. Your kiddos will feel a whole lot better if they are getting the recommended amount of sleep. That full night’s worth of sleep will also keep mom and dad sane!
Try scheduling downtime in-between events or hectic days. After a long day of running holiday errands, your kiddo will need some rest of some type to cope with their stress and excitement. Whether it’s watching a 30-minute television show or taking a nap, times of rest will be ultimately be helpful for the whole family.
Limit the sweet treats
Ah, the holidays. What a perfect time to indulge in those sweet treats! Well, maybe not so much. Your kiddos are likely obsessed with Christmas-themed treats, gingerbread cookies, and candy canes. Who could blame them? That sugar high comes with increased excitement and hyper-ness. Manage your child’s excess excitement by limiting their sugar intake. This will result in hopefully less meltdowns down the road. You’ll be thankful you did!
May you and your family’s holiday season be merry and bright!
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