In never fails, this time of the year I feel myself starting to wig out. There is so much to do and so little time. As you know there are gifts to be bought, cards to be mailed, presents to be wrapped, parties to attend, cookies to be made, decorations to be put out, dinners to host and the list goes on and on so it seems. I just have to remind myself to do what I tell my students to do when they may feel a little over-whelmed………Take deep breathes, move around, get some big squeezes, go for a walk, swing, jump, listen to music and so on…I just step back and think about how our children must feel during the holiday season. There are a lot of changes going on in their houses with friends and family coming over to visit. Siblings are coming home from college. There are different smells in the house with holiday foods being made. Parents are busy preparing for people to come over to celebrate. I can also imagine with all the excitement going on, that our children are staying up late past their bed times. Although these changes may be fun and exciting to some, it is a very different schedule than what our children are used to. With so much going on during this time of year, it is important to remind yourself of how our children are experiencing the holidays. Take time, be patient, and enjoy this time with your family and friends!
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