The Preschool Parent Blog

Happy Holidays

It’s that time of year when many of us, children especially, are overwhelmed with the excitement of the season and too much stuff. There are times when we have little control over generous family members and family traditions, so the key to a happy holiday season with young children, is to build in some down time and to manage expectations.


The most important thing you can do to help your child and your family enjoy the season is to take time to explain the plan of the day in simple, clear language.

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Oh, the Holidays! It really is a wonderful time of year, made even brighter if you have young children in the house. The keys to a joyful holiday are to enjoy the little moments and be as careful as you can be about over stimulation.  It’s those little moments, playing a game with family, laughing at family stories, and enjoying a special yummy treat, which your child will remember.

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Halloween with preschoolers can be super fun, overwhelming, filled with too much candy (or figuring out how much is too much), and sometimes scary for young children. Balance is key for having a happy Halloween.

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