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5 Tips to Reduce Your (and Your Child’s) Holiday Stress

5 Tips to Reduce Your (and Your Child’s) Holiday Stress

Enjoy the Holiday Without the Stress!

Every holiday really is the best of times and the worst of times. As the holiday season approaches, your stress level will undoubtedly escalate. Our tidings of joy and comfort can so easily be devoured by the relentless stress of doing it all, getting it all, and buying it all.

In addition to your regular work schedule, home and kids, you’ve got more shopping to do, menus to plan, and food to prepare. And because stress can ripple out to our spouse, children, coworkers, and others, the benefits of reducing it ripple out to others too. The good news is that you can still lower your holiday stress even with all the extra activities and preparations.

To help you along your journey, here are some proven strategies to help you decrease your holiday stress.

1. Start your holiday planning and preparations earlier.
2. Scale down your holiday plans.
3. Take time-saving shortcuts.
4. Acknowledge that everything doesn’t need to be perfect.
5. Decide on your course of action

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Tips on How To Raise an Assertive and Respectful Daughter

Tips on How To Raise an Assertive and Respectful Daughter

A strong, healthy communication style can be great for any child to learn. Being assertive is a good skill to learn, as it can help you express your thoughts and feelings to others, both positively and negatively. 

A few simple strategies for teaching your child to be assertive involve practicing active listening and helping them develop emotional intelligence.

As a parent, you can help your child walk the line between being too bossy and being too passive. Try these tips to help your daughter become assertive and respectful:

Building Confidence:
1. Understand the needs of your child
2. Advocate for independence
3. Ask instead of telling
4. Take risks
5. Be authentic
6. Think positive

Showing Consideration and Respect for Others:
1. Practice active listening
2. Cultivate Patience
3. Work as a Team
4. Resolve Conflicts

Other Tips:
1. Model Assertiveness. 
2. Target Key Areas
3. Keep at it
4. Have Fun

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