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Avoid a holiday meltdown! Here are 7 ways to keep kids from a tantrum

You can eliminate a holiday meltdown before it even starts.

The whole month of December leads up to Christmas morning. You have the presents all wrapped, everyone is excited, and then? Your child has a tantrum. When you think about it, you can’t really blame them. Routines change, our social habits are different, and there are more sweets around than normal.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares how we can stop a meltdown before it happens. It comes down to how you handle all the things the season brings. Being prepared will take away the anxiety and fear that come when you don’t have everything you need.

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