How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

While most adults know how to verbalize and communicate feelings of stress, many children don’t. Instead of running to parents for help when feeling overwhelmed, for example, they tend to throw a frustration-induced tantrum…right in the middle of that family dinner.

Teaching kids how to manage and cope with their feelings of frustration can reduce episodes of tantrums while empowering kids to understand and communicate their emotional needs. Try a few of these strategies to reduce frustration and increase happiness this holiday season:

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