The Christmas season is like a year-long event for most families. Regardless of religion, many families gather together on this day for dinner and gifts. It can be the happiest day for children, especially if they have children. Parents also love all the things they want and love them on this day. It has not been less than a month since Christmas, but if you did not have an event for kids this past Christmas, it would be nice to prepare Christmas this year. Make a perfect plan to spend the right Christmas.
Christmas is just Christmas, you have to give up perfection.
Of course, all parents would want to present a perfect Christmas to their child, but it is better to discard perfectionism. Preparing and aiming at everything perfectly can make you feel not satisfied with the burden and pressure. Also, as a parent, you can make your child feel negative, not a role model.
Some parents seek perfectionism, like other parents, may want to travel to children and famous places, or have a colorful dinner and buy their children's toys at the mall. And I will compare myself against those who can not. But these comparisons are not smart.
I can envy you to spend a lot of money and have a nice time, but keep in mind that the Christmas season is not the time to spend your time. In fact, there are many ways to celebrate Christmas and have a good time regardless of the size of the spending.
House rules are always right, consistency is essential
Christmas is often a meeting with family members and relatives who are far away, or they are having a special party and planning a family affair. At this time, it is natural to meet a lot of relatives who have not been seen for a while and to do a lot of conversations that they have not been able to do. However, children may hear other stories from their relatives. You can hear opposing opinions or opinions about the words you have heard from your parents or what you have known so far, for example, you may feel that rules or rules that were not tolerated at home are lifted this day.
For example, when a grandmother and grandfather say that they can continue eating desserts such as chocolate or cake for a long time. It is wise to balance both the grandparents and the children in a proper way. For example, to remind that sugar rich foods are harmful to health, but to specify a certain degree of tolerance. It is important to make sure that there is no change in the rules of the house, even on special days such as Christmas.
Do not over budget, do it moderately
For the children, Christmas is the day when Santa Claus grandfather secretly brings gifts while they sleep. And Santa Claus always welcomes the children with kindly expression and laughter, and gives the child a gift he or she has always wanted. But there is something that should not be overlooked here. It is the budget.
I can assure my children that they will buy what they want this day, but it does not have to exceed the limited cost. Parents with some overprotective protection may buy a child's expensive gift, but this is not really a way for the child. It is the wisest way to make a gift that can be bought at a reasonable cost to suit your allowance. Also, even if you do not spend a lot of money, you can give your child an unforgettable Christmas. Finding the best option in a variety of ways, such as preparing a low-cost gift or taking a vacation together on an inexpensive nearby destination.
Christmas stressed the child?
Some parents use Christmas to instill ruthless fear in their children. Just pushing the gift of Santa Claus and pushing the child to the right behavior, language, and norms. It is good to teach your child to do the right thing, but this is unrealistic and can be a form of threat or warning. The correct behavior should be voluntary by children, not by coercion, but by parents' examples and nurses.
Keep in mind that this can eventually give your child a Christmas nightmare and a trauma. Especially for young children, you can make them behave in the opposite way, for example, they can do bad things they did not normally do. Instead, it is wise to focus on the meaning of Christmas and the whole family to have a good time together.