In all of my adult life, I cannot remember a Thanksgiving without children. Having five of them now, ages one to sixteen, I’ve learned a few tricks to keeping the peace during Thanksgiving preparations. What started as a mommy being clever enough to keep the kids busy has turned into fun Thanksgiving family traditions.
Thanksgiving Family Traditions – 5 Ways Children Can Help During Holidays
The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is probably the busiest time of the year for most families. Things to do, places to go, people to see. . . It is all too easy to let this time busy our schedules and minds to the point of trading in our family cheer for that ugly, frustrated stank-eye attitude.
Over the years I’ve found that involving the kids, rather than sending them to anther room, creates a much better atmosphere in our home. The kids feel included and appreciated- and mommy doesn’t lose her cool.
There are many ways that children can be helpful during the holiday season. And most of them can be applied year round!
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