Balancing the hustle and bustle of shopping
, and family get-togethers during the holidays
can sometimes take a toll on you and your family’s mental health.
In this newsletter, we offer some tips to help you enjoy the holidays for what they are – time to enjoy with your family.
Remember to stick to your child’s usual sleep
schedules when you can to reduce stress
and help your child and you enjoy the holidays. Also, don’t feel pressured to “over-spend.” Help your child make a gift
for family members, grandparents, or other important adults and friends. Chances are, those gifts will be the most treasured ones and will teach your child many important lessons
that purchasing presents can’t.
Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org