Moms, Be Kind to Yourself this Holiday Season

We all want to be our best selves for our kids. And at this time of year, it can be easy to focus on our failings. So I am here to publically admit all of my shortcomings this holiday season. My kids will be upset when the elf doesn’t move.  I pray that I am able to remember all of the secret santas, ornament exchanges, teachers, coaches, etc.  I won’t be baking any cookies this year. And I will be lucky if I get a three out of four stars on my gift giving.
Now, I’m hoping that listing a few of my shortcomings will encourage you to be kind to yourself this holiday season. Moms give yourself and your family the gift of a more present and less crazy you. This is what your kids and others will remember.

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    Jessica Dalesandro Mindnich, Ph.D.

    A native of Stockton, Jessica Mindnich is a wife and mother of two. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Development and Education from U.C. Berkeley and has expertise in child development, family socialization and academic achievement. Read Full
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