holidays

5 Ways to Handle Your Child's Holiday Meltdowns- Dr. Charlynn Ruan

5 Ways to Handle Your Child's Holiday Meltdowns- Dr. Charlynn Ruan

The holidays can be extra stressful time when you have young kids. The sugar highs (and crashes), new toys, travel, and stressed out parents can lead to more emotional meltdowns in kids. This can leave already frazzled parents feeling frustrated and taken for granted. So, how do we help young children navigate this holiday emotional roller coaster? Here are 5 ways to help your little ones identify and manage their feelings:

Beating the Holiday Binge with Mindful Eating

Beating the Holiday Binge with Mindful Eating

The holidays are filled food and lots of it! Holiday dinners with the family, Christmas baking, holiday cocktails, peppermint lattes, and an endless stream of tempting (and fattening) food choices. No wonder so many of us gain weight each year! Rather than trying to willpower your way through the holiday food-fest, change the game.  Here is a tool I use to really enjoy my food, but to do it in moderation.