Hand in Hand Parenting’s Top 10 Posts for Calm Parenting Through the Holidays

Because we know you all are here striving to give your family the best you can – and because that can be especially hard at this time of year, these are Hand in Hand Parenting’s Top 10 posts to see you through the holiday season without (completely) losing it!

Here are our Top 10 Posts for Calm Parenting Through the Holidays

Young girl smiling at parents at Christmas party

Tantrums and Upsets

If there’s one thing you can bank on happening over the holidays, it’s a tantrum or two. Here’s why it happens and what you can do to soothe things:

Holidays and Meltdowns Go Together like Peanut Butter and Jelly.

When fighting breaks out between siblings: Helping Children Get Along During the Holidays

Picky Eating

When your child refuses to eat that festive feast, some humor can keep things light.

Here’s 20 ideas to tuck away until turkey time: 20 Playful Ways to Help Picky Eaters

Or, move away from the table without causing too much of a ruckus: How to Handle a Picky Eater Without Disrupting the Family

family sitting calmly together by fire in a post about calm parenting through the holidays

Keeping Joyful

The ideas in this post will help keep the holidays festive, feelgood and carefree:

Find out how to keep connected through the holiday ups and downs: ‘Tis the Season to be Disappointed

You try all you can do to give your child a great holiday and they complain? What’s a gentle parent to do??? (It’s not pulling your hair out!): “It’s Not Fair: Coping with Complaining

Spending Time With Family

Parenting around family can bring its own challenges – here’s some useful ideas to employ when tensions are rising: 5 strategies to help when you feel judged on your “softer” parenting style and When Family and Friends Don’t Understand Your Parenting Style


Inspiration for reconnecting with your child if you are not feeling the holiday spirit, or their behavior is moving off-track: Reconnect with your Child Over the Holidays

Bonus – One to Warm Your Heart

And here’s a beautiful bonus on how our children can come in peace when we parents can’t seem to: How This Eight-Year-Old Solved His Family’s Christmas Fight

Here’s to warm, happy, connected holidays to you all 🧡🧡🧡

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