Holiday Stress Tips for Families on Yahoo!

“The catalogues are rolling in and the 40% off signs are in just about every store window. The holiday season is upon us.

While children often look forward to a season full of gifts, candy, vacation, and parties, it can also result in increased stress and anxiety. Young children don’t know when enough is enough, and this can lead to overstimulation.

It doesn’t help that they are flooded with holiday cheer everywhere they turn. Come November 1st, the holidays are everywhere! Parents should set appropriate limits to help children slow down before they become overloaded with holiday spirit and end up with holiday stress…”

I’m back over on Yahoo today discussing holiday stress.  Kids show an increase in stress levels during this time of the year too.  Please stop by and continue reading “Holiday Stress Tips for Families”.  See you there!

About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)