Children on holiday, extended family cramped into your house, patience decreasing and tensions mounting?
The holiday season has its risks: The statistics show increased divorce and suicide rates! Now this may not be due to parenting challenges but there is no doubt that this period of time has its parenting downs as well as highs.
So here are my top 3 skills for managing the lows, and building up the highs, so you can move from Survive to Thrive over the holiday season.
- Describing what you see to get cooperation
- Giving yourself time to think so you respond intelligently opposed to reacting with threats
- Building them up and increasing the feeling of love and connectedness.