The holiday season is a time for all of us to relax and take a break from the day to day, especially the little ones in our lives . Here’s some tips to help your children enjoy and find peace at home.
1. Try not to over schedule your children
Limit the activities that you are planning for your kids, try to avoid long outings and plan short shopping trips, these will be more memorable and fun.
2. Have activity-based celebrations
Let your kids be more creative such as, making holiday cards, creating their own holiday paper decorations (recycled paper to do this) or baking festive treats.
3. Have children stay physically active
Physical activity is one of the simplest and most effective for the kids to reduce stress and have good sleep at night. Limit your kids highly physical activities several hours to bedtime, it will rises the metabolic rate, which could make it difficult to sleep at night.
4. When possible, have your children play outdoors. Exposure to sunlight helps children to sleep better at night.
5. Teach your children relaxation skills
Relaxation techniques is another way for parents to let their kids sleep well during night time, like stretching, progressive relaxation, deep breathing and guided visualization. With doing these relaxation techniques it will relieve the stress and tension of mind and body, which make your kids more calm and healthy.
6. Banish bedtime fears
Your kids have a reality of their own, try to understand what your children fear the most and make sure they know you are on their side, safe and secure. Kids from two-four years old have an heightened sense of imagination, a dinosaur picture can become a monster during night time.
7. Make your home as sanctuary of quality time
Spending time with your kids at home has a great emotional impact. Share story telling, read holiday stories, singing or listening to holiday music, it relaxes their body and soul.
8. Maintain the bedtime routine
Bedtime routine is important for you and your kids, it will create a sense of security and rhythm, helping to your children prepare for bed will result in an easily time falling asleep with more confidence and safety.
9. Instill compassion and encourage generosity
As a parents, encourage your children to be helpful to others, encourage them to be more generous, gather toys, books and clothing they no longer use and drop them off at charitable organization Visit elders who needs companionship . This early foundation will teach your children to learn the fun in giving and sharing.
10. Instill appreciation and gratitude
Showing gratitude can be as easy as a hug, words of love, saying thank you, pointing out the sound of birds in the morning or beautiful snow. Gratitude can be a have a very centering effect.
Happy Holidays from Argington.