How to Have a Peaceful Holiday Season – Part 2 Prologue Con’t

Note: This is a yearly re-broadcast series to help parents prepare for, and have a more peaceful holiday season, we will be presenting the entire contents of my e-Book How to Turn Holiday Stress into Peaceful Family Time – On Sale for the Holidays between now and Christmas.

Don’t let the Holidays sneak up on you—they come every year around the same time. Many of our children have great difficulty staying regulated during this time—as do their parents. Be prepared. Plan ahead. Don’t let your frustration, fear or anger ruin the season. Use the Stress Model to help bring calm and peace on earth and goodwill toward all— especially children and parents!

Whether you drive or fly, travel challenges are stressful on the family. It’s also the longest time many spend together as a family in months. Being cramped together in a moving capsule for two, three, four or more hours with restless kids recently released from school can be stressful.

The family, work and school routines established over the year are gone. Everyone is out of their routine. We aren’t at work so we’re out of our routine. The kids weren’t in their school routine for at least two weeks. Now we’re spending hours together while in stress mode. Other triggers increase stress levels. If you’re in a car or minivan, kids yell to be heard. You thought that DVD/CD players would be a blessing for modern families. Sound overload. The greatest DVD’s in the world can’t entertain tired, stressed, out of routine kids forever.

What happens after the kids have watched DVD’s for hours? Arguing from the backseat of the car or at airport gate areas is a red flag that madness is stirring within them. Finally, you near your destination. Feel the energy shift of anticipation. The moment you arrive, there’s a whirling dervish exit. A Tasmanian devil is seen ripping out of the van, charging into the in-laws’ house and transforming into a creature who appears oblivious to having had one single boundary set since birth. Glancing up, you see faces of your welcoming relatives suddenly change from glee to ... what’s the word? Fear.

Stress and the holiday season! How can we rewrite that script? How do we turn stressful holidays into peaceful family time together? This is a fast-paced, straight-forward, little book written with hopes of your peaceful holiday season in mind.

I’m sitting down talking to my wife. We’re discussing our own stress during the holiday season. She says, “You know what? Last year you wrote a great article on helpful tips to survive the holidays. Parents loved it. Why not create an audio program or an e-book to help even more parents?”

That’s how this program came about. We all need support during times when stress levels are especially high. I created this audio program to make the holidays more enjoyable for families who are out of their routine. We’ll discuss ways to make this your best holiday season ever. We’ll go over some key hot button stressors. Simple tips can make a huge difference.

You have permission to copy this and circulate to as many people as you think can be helped Help us to bring peace on earth and goodwill toward all.

Timeless wisdom for preparing yourself and your challenging child for a smooth transition through the Holiday Season. Don’t let your fear of the past haunt you this year. Get Bryan’s 4 Point Plan – Don’t let the holidays just happen!

Holiday book and cd v.2To purchase this twin-pack e-Book and mp3 audio file on sale for only $6.95 click here.


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