1 - Connection
Although the holidays are a time of traditions and family moments, the hustle and bustle often leaves children feeling disconnected from their parents. There is so much preparation that quality time becomes an afterthought. This often leads to behavior problems for children and frustration for parents.
Even though there is so much to do, it is important for parents to remember that children are the most responsive and happy are when they are most connected with their parents.
To prevent potentional behavior problems, spend quality time each day with your child by doing activities such as wrapping gifts or baking together. Let your child feel that they are a part of all the activities and allow them to take the lead too.