‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And throughout the home,
Little ones a-stirring,
They’re quite the festive load!
You went the extra mile
To bring holiday joy,
But it’s not what you pictured
…it’s all about toys!
If that isn’t how the poem goes…it really should be!
A tranquil Christmas Eve isn’t the norm for many families. Your children, high on sugar and low on sleep, may not be the recipe for success!
Whether you have little ones on a sleep strike or those refusing anything not covered in frosting, here’s a quick tip to guide your child without raining on their parade:
“I can tell you’re really excited about Christmas, and it’s great to see how happy you are! The best gift I could ask for is that you get a good night’s rest and you eat some veggies. You’ll feel the best in the morning, making it a season of love, laughter and memories.”
Remember always to use AND and not BUT to start a conversation that takes both their side and yours into consideration.
Fill in the blanks with: you and your sibling aren’t fighting, adapt this script to whatever situation you find yourself in. Remember, both you and your child want the holidays to be a time of merriment and memories. You’re on the same team!
My Christmas wish for you this Christmas Eve is that you feel confident in your parenting. No matter where you are in your conscious parenting journey, I admire and applaud you.
To make your 2024 the best year ever, I’d like to gift you with 85% off our Ultimate Parenting Toolbox between now and Jan 24th! Just use the code HOLIDAY when checking out to receive this incredible offer. This Conscious Parenting starter kit will help you gain the skills to amplify your parenting wins by responding differently to behavioral challenges.
Merry Christmas 🎁 Happy Hanukkah 🕎
Cheers to you and your family!
Love and Blessings,
back to top
JOIN MY FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
A 3xTEDx speaker, media contributor, parenting coach, and a mom of two - helping families thrive by using the Guidance Approach to Parenting.