Giving Thanks for Toddlers
Surviving the Holidays – Part 1
Ah, surviving the holidays in Toddlerland. It’s just a short sprint towards Thanksgiving and then a continuous run through Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s. Are you ready? Feeling thankful and experiencing joy and generosity are big components of the celebratory season, along with angst and stress that accompanies a cacophony of relatives, long distance travel, over-hyped expectations, and often an over abundance of food and gifts.
>>Read on about how to prepare.
The 3 “T”s: Timing, Traditions and Take it Slow
Surviving the Holidays – Part 2
Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or in some other way, this is a busy and exciting time of year, and especially so for your toddler. From visiting grandparents to school parties, gifts and extra time with friends—there’s a lot of added stimulation in your child’s life. It’s easy to forget in the hustle and bustle what matters most to your toddler—security, routine and connection to loved ones. That’s it. Whether this means trimming a tree together or baking cookies, lighting candles or attending religious services, keep in mind that for your toddler, he or she simply craves connection to and time with close family. With this in mind, you can take the focus and pressure off having the most elaborate decorations, serving the tastiest meal or finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
>>Learn the 3 “T”s: Timing, Traditions and Take it Slow