My plan to help my kids manage their Christmas anxieties

The boys and I went and did a few errands today.  Elliott’s really doing a lot of coughing but I think it’s nasal drip that’s at the root of that. 
I’ve decided that I’m going to start taking a different approach to Christmas with the boys.

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I’m going to start letting them open some small things in the days leading up to Christmas day. 

My hope is that this will act as some sorta purge valve and the boys will be able to better manage the caused by the anticipation of Christmas. 

I let them pick out one small thing (less than $10) while we were at the store today. 

They simply got to pick out the final part of their Christmas gifts from me.  It seemed to help and going forward, I’ll let them open up some small things,  like stocking stuffers, in the days leading up to Christmas.

They should be good for this year because they will be celebrating Christmas with their Mom and Grandparents tomorrow.  ☺

All kids tend to struggle with the says leading up to Christmas but with kids on the , anxiety plays a larger role in their lives and can cause a significant amount of distress. 

Hope this will make a difference for my kiddos and maybe something like this could help yours as well.

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