The holidays are a season of giving, a season of patience, a season of all things warm and inviting. And while it is all magical, the reality of new rules and expectations for holiday events can leave children feeling uneasy.
Children aren’t born with the proper sense of good behavior. Just like adults, mistakes are how they learn, so be sure to look at mistakes as opportunities for education versus punishment.
To prevent problems from getting worse, when your child makes a mistake during a holiday event, show them love and warmth by addressing the behavior in a manner which helps your child learn and grow, which therefore keeps the holiday spirit alive.