In a perfect world, the holidays are a time for happy family gatherings, shared meals
and visits with extended family. In reality, we don't always get the perfect Hallmark moments. All this family togetherness can cause tension and frayed nerves. Teens dread spending hours with rarely seen relatives and little ones feel out of sorts because they are off their schedule.
So, what can we do?
The secret isn’t in the planning… it’s in the communication before the planning!
Parents and kids often have very different ideas of how to spend their break, which leads to frustration on all sides. No matter what the grand plan is for your family, there are strategies you can use to reduce the stress.