How do we manage the holidays when our focus is trying to overcome our challenges? What does self-care or a stress-free holiday look like and how can we use it to find a ray of hope this holiday season and forward?
There are simple things you can do every day to help regulate yours and your child’s stress response and help create a defense against the negative impacts of stress. Here are some tips from the California Surgeon General’s Playbook on stress relief during COVID-19
The role of dad may look different from family-to-family and/or culture-to-culture, however dads, like mothers, are pillars in the development of their children and their presence promotes inner strength and growth. Their positive and caring fathering has made and will continue to make a difference. Whether your Father figure is an Uncle, Grandfather, Friend, Cousin, a neighbor, or in some cases your mother, we would like to say thank you.
As parents, setting goals with your children can also instill valuable life skills, such as responsibility and commitment. Despite the uncertainty of 2021, I encourage you to think about what goal(s) you and/or your family will achieve and how you will achieve them.
This is a time of year when many of us look forward to holiday dinners and gatherings with family and friends. However, for many of us, this may not be at all possible due to the continued uncertainty with COVID-19 and other challenges we may be facing.