Managing Holiday Emotions & Stress

What can holiday stress look like? For a mixture of reasons, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year for children as well as adults.  Intensified feelings of loss, separation, everyday stress, obligations, financial burden, social commitments, travel commitments, and grief are common links to the stress and emotions experienced during the holiday season.  For children who are removed from their birth families, the holidays can be especially trying. As parents, it’s important to be informed and aware of behaviors that may indicate a child is experiencing stress.  [...]