Are you anticipating holiday power struggles or discomfort with extended family this year? Maintaining healthy boundaries while traveling or celebrating with family can be a source of stress, and many parents have contacted me to ask how they can stick to the routines and practices that keep them healthy over the holidays.
This video will remind you of the boundary basics and cover examples of ways that you can create boundaries around screens/media, food/mealtimes, and sleep habits. You are not alone if you are dreading some aspects of holiday interactions, and I hope this helps you check in with yourself and decide how you want to follow through on parenting decisions so that you can have the most ease, joy and connection this holiday season.
It’s difficult to make wonder-filled new memories when you’re overwhelmed and exhausted, and with careful consideration you can think ahead about what is important for you to set boundaries around, and what you will work to let go of.
I hope this video will help you answer these questions and feel confident going forward to get your – and your kiddos! – needs met this holiday season. If you’d like more information on how Mindful Parenting can help you create healthy boundaries so that you can parent without punishments and shame, please check out my parenting programs.
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