Sunday, December 16, 2007

15 for less family stress

1 go for a walk if you can, whenever you feel stress building up
2 take a deep cleansing breath, relax: holidays are meant for relaxation
3 count to ten; are you going to regret saying that?
4 do cleaning pitches instead of trying to tidy all day long
5 cook, clean, do shopping together
6 do games together, blog, read, talk, hug, draw
7 get blankets and sit on the couches with blankets, all together
8 have plenty of puzzles bookmarked for the children
9 have craft materials ready for use in a box: paint, brushes, paper, glue, materials
10 do washing clothes when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed
11 don't mind the mess, mind the family
12 try to get enough sleep
13 reward the little ones with a sweet when they behave well
14 ignore behavior that you don't like, give attention when they're kind
15 make a long shopping list and get it in advance

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