Behavior & Development • Nov 22, 2022

Tips for Handling Holiday Season Stress

The holiday season is here and while it’s a time for joy and celebration, it can often cause stress within families. Dr. Mini Tandon, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, helps us prepare for this time with a few tips for handling holiday season stress. Taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do. This can be setting aside time to relax and enjoy yourself with a massage or bringing in the family to help with things like wrapping presents and cooking. Many of us want the holidays to be absolutely perfect for our children, but it’s important to remember things don’t need to be perfect, just good enough and fun.