Transitions: Help Your Kids with Winter Break
After the mad rush of the holiday festivities, a lot of us can feel let down. Don't forget to mind the mood of your kids and help them make the most of this quiet time to recharge their batteries. It's great to keep our kids occupied, involved and give them a sense of belonging. My teenager performed in A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol this season. It was exhilarating but exhausting for everyone. I thought she would welcome the down time after the show was over to just kick back, relax and "veg out" for a while. Instead, last night she was wallowing on the living room floor, moaning, "My life is over...I feel like an empty tube of lip gloss...I have nothing to live for...". Well, it's not for nothing I got my little Drama Queen into acting...
But seriously, January is a peak month for depression. We tend to feel our losses more acutely. We offer these tips to help kids make the most of their winter break and get ready to return to their hectic routines refreshed:
Thank you cmeaux for use of photo of Little boy with geese!