The holidays are a fun and joyous time but also a very busy one, and holiday stress and anxiety in children can and does happen. During the holidays, there are lots of fun activities and events going on, both at home and at school. And while that can be a good thing, the reality is that all that hustle and bustle means schedules are often out of whack, bedtimes get pushed back, and routines are disrupted. As a result, it’s inevitable that kids may feel some degree of holiday stress.
- According to Bayhealth pediatrician Dr. Mamoon Mahmoud dealing with some anxiety and stress at this time of year is perfectly normal and acceptable.
- When it comes to the holiday season, kids will get anxious, said Mahmoud.
- Parents need to give themselves a break from running around and the children need a break from exposure to higher levels of stress and anxiety.
“Parents need to give themselves a break from running around and the children need a break from exposure to higher levels of stress and anxiety.”