Managing Holiday Feelings for Parents of Kids Ages 4-10

December 7, 2021
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The holidays can be a stressful time for kids and parents alike. Join Supernow and Little Otter's Director of Clinical Care, Jasmine Daniel, for a virtual holiday feelings class for kids ages 4-10! We will eat, play, and explore all of our holiday feelings. 

Tuesday, December 14 2021 at 3PM ET

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And here are some strategies you can use as a parent navigating the holidays this year!

Decide on your plan‍

Deciding on a clear plan for the holidays is essential to being able to talk to your kids about what to expect. For the holidays, kids will do best when the decision is made early.

Allow difficult emotions

Kids (and parents) are likely going to be disappointed and upset about holiday plans this year. It’s important to not punish kids for experiencing these difficult emotions. Instead, normalize and validate these emotions (“It’s frustrating the holidays are different this year”).

Get tips and activities to support your child and family this holiday season with Little Otter’s free Holiday Mental Health Toolkit

Increase quality time

Add in a little extra quality time with your immediate household to buffer against the disappointments of not seeing other family members.

Create new holiday traditions

Find a new recipe, write extended family members cards, watch holiday movies. Ask kids for their input on what they would like to do for the holidays this year. Having choices and autonomy are helpful for kids.

Celebrate gratitude 

We practice a round of gratitude at the end of each of our classes at Supernow. As a family, go around the table before eating your holiday meal and say one thing you are each thankful for. 

Looking for a fun gratitude activity? Check out Little Otter’s Grateful Acorn activity here.

Join Supernow's FREE Holiday Feelings Class

Join Supernow and Little Otter's Director of Clinical Care, Jasmine Daniel, for a virtual holiday feelings class for kids ages 4-10! We will eat, play, and explore all of our holiday feelings. 

Tuesday, December 14 2021 at 3PM ET

SIGN UP FOR FREE

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