for a Happier Thanksgiving
of the Month
and 'Tweens Classes
up your Holiday Manners
Many of the Holiday occasions were made for adults, and
others for children. However, many kids are emotionally ill-equipped to
handle the parties, the gift-giving, and time spent with adult friends
and relatives, and even other kids they barely know.
Remember the stress, the uncontrolled behavior, the melt-downs from prior
years? Plan now for a Happier and more Mannerly Holiday Season by joining
The PoliteChild for a two-session Holiday Manners class where we will
help you with these common holiday scenarios:
with Kids’ Dress Up
Parties with Polish
Giving & Receiving
Join us for
one or both of these one-hour parent/child sessions. The cost is $35/individual
class or $60/both. With our solid and time-tested tips, we guarantee you’ll
have a more peaceful and joyous holiday season. We have openings at our
two classes offered in the evening at the Redmond Community Center, December
4th and 11th. Visit the website at www.politechild.com or call us to register
or to ask about locations and times in your area.
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for a Happier Thanksgiving
Thankful – The holidays can be a stressful time for
all. Remember that everyone has differences and appreciate the time
you can spend together.
Plan an activity – It may be easier to handle
lengthy time spent with friends and relatives if you have an activity
you can do together. Maybe you could do a puzzle together while the
turkey roasts, or have everyone bring their holiday cards and hold
a mass-signing party! Time will fly, and you’ll have more good
memories to remember next year.
Limit “adult time” for kids – Don’t
expect the children to hang out with the adults the entire day. Let
them burn off some energy or relax doing things THEY enjoy doing.
Consider a kids’ table – Children have
a hard time sitting still while the adults linger over the interminable
cup of coffee. Let the kids sit at the own table where they can laugh
and joke with one another. For the younger ones, consider covering
the table with brown or white butcher paper and providing crayons
for them to color their own festive tablecloth, placemats, or holiday
decorations. They’ll have fun, and you’ll have (some)
Expect Perfection – So what if the turkey is dry –
that’s what gravy is for! Practice being gracious by NOT expecting
perfection and then being disappointed if something goes wrong. The
holidays are about time spent together, not gastronomic wonders! Worst
case you’ll have something new to laugh over next year!
For More Tips - see the recent
artic on the le in The Atlantic City Press featuring The Polite