Many people will be gathering for the first time in almost two years. This will bring on stress and anxiety for some as they navigate vaccine status, politics and the general strains of gathering family from near and far.
How can parents manage their own anxiety so that kids have happy memories?
Getting ready for holiday gatherings involves more than just the preparation of a veritable feast. It requires preparation of family dynamics, and this year in particular, preparing ourselves and our children who have not been together in a couple of years. Some of our youngest may never have met the family members who will be descending upon them en masse.
Preparation is the key — not only for yourself but for your kids as well. Read Dr. Housman's wise advice for us all this season, and every season...
At Housman Institute, we believe our role is to nurture the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of all students and educators without bias. It is critical that every child feel recognized and validated from their earliest days—to understand that their voice matters, regardless of background or experience and is being heard. We listen to, respect and support the needs of our educators as we recognize their critical role in a child's emotional growth and development. Together we need to begin the important work to help all our children and educators, as we move toward a more equitable environment for early learning, setting the stage for the building blocks of empathy and conflict resolution, and a more equitable future for us all. To learn more about how our program works to address equity in early childhood school communities... visit here.