Tis the season to be jolly – or flabbergasted that yet another year is about to end? Where does the time go? And, during this time of the year, time seems to fly by at lightning speed. Between deciding on and budgeting for holiday gift guide for teachers, daycare directors, co-workers, family, and friends, to circumnavigating the heavy snowbird induced traffic (we do love tourists in Miami) it can reach to a snazzy level of suspenseful exhaustion and exhilaration. You may find yourself like Riley from Inside Out feeling all types of feels all at once. And top on that your regular daily to-do list, you are in for a treat!
Holiday season is quite difficult for the perfectionist parents, because, well, we want it all and all done well. We tend to over exert ourselves on the daily and tend to stretch every millisecond of the day to include one last item from our to-do list. So, holiday season is that on overdrive. The focus of the holidays to take care of everyone else (gift giving, meal prepping, outfit shopping) and perfectionistic parents can get a tad overwhelmed with keeping up with the daily needs of everyone on top of getting the holiday prep done just right. How many of you for the sake of holiday cheer end up yelling or snapping at your loved ones just before the photo shoot for that dazzling holiday card only to feel guilty about it later? Or fall into the the Elf on the Shelf trap?
Our kids feel our angst, too. So, in any attempt to try to assuage your perfectionistic tendencies from going a bit haywire, take note of the following:
Happy holidays. Sending much love,
Dr. Eva Benmeleh is a child psychologist in North Miami who specializes in psychological evaluations, gifted testing, parenting help and child development. Call (786) 383-4942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or consultations.
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