Season of Stress? How to Refocus the Holidays

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You probably want Christmas to be perfect for your child. While it's fine to strive for happy memories, being constantly stressed and annoyed when things don’t run smoothly is no way to spend this wonderful time of year. As Klapow notes, "In the end, being good for yourself and your kids at holiday time is akin to putting the oxygen mask on yourself first then the child sitting next to you." Skip some of the unnecessary stuff, care for yourself, and stick with what really matters, and you'll enjoy happier holidays.