The winter holidays are hard for any family to handle, but for families with children who struggle, this season can bring up lots of unexpected problems. From helping your child to accept gifts of socks and ugly sweaters gracefully to teaching family members why allergy-friendly food handling is a life or death situation, our Connecting for Kids families have stepped up to help. This guide includes holiday-saving tips from real families, along with additional resources to help your family make the best of the holiday season.
The areas covered in this guide include tips to help families prepare for:
The final sections address ways that friends and family can pitch in to help a family with a struggling child to better enjoy the holiday season:
What CFK Families Wish Friends and Relatives Knew
We polled CFK families and asked what was the most important thing they wished their own extended families and friends knew when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Responses included everything from asking for understanding when they were forced to leave early to wishing that someone would visit with their child long enough so that they could go to the bathroom alone. You can read the full list here.
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