Parties, Trips and Shopping! Oh My!
The holiday season is officially underway!
This wonderful time of year comes with all sorts of additional activities, from last-minute shopping trips to family get-togethers. The season can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming and exhausting… especially for your little one.
All of these changes in the normal schedule are routine can be enough to cause anyone to have an off day, however young children are especially susceptible to this discomfort in routine-change. Here at Rainbow, we are committed to helping both you and your child succeed!
Here are a few tips to help make this season a little more joyful and a little less stressful!
- Try to keep as much of your normal routine as possible.
- Plan some quiet time at home with your child. Watch a movie, read a book, do a puzzle or play pretend without stressing about all those holiday extras. This planned down time will help rest both you and your child!
- Take a step back. Your child can feel when you are stressed. We know you want everything to be prefect but, to your child, the most important thing in their life is the time they spend with you!
- Remember, it’s OK to say “no” to some of those extra parties or events. Spending time with others may be a big part of the season, but your child’s (and your own!) mental and physical well-being is more important. If you have bail on an even, let the host or important guests know that you would love to schedule something for after the holidays.
- Let your child’s teacher know if you were out extra late the night before, or if you spent the weekend out of town. Informing your child’s teacher will help them meet you child’s needs during the day.