Maybe it’s just me, but when my kids are off school for Christmas break, it gets plain old WILD at our house!

Something about the combination of the upcoming holiday, the candy and gifts, kids who are getting used to being around each other all day again and the lack of routine results in emotions running high and general craziness all around.

Is there some way to turn this into a positive experience, so that Christmas break becomes less about our kids claiming they’re bored and fighting and more about enjoying intentional time together? I think it’s possible!

With a little planning ahead and preparing ourselves for the busyness and high level of noise and chaos, we can actually enjoy Christmas break this year without feeling like Mom and Dad from the Christmas song who “can hardly wait for school to start again”!

Read my monthly contributor post at the JellyTelly blog for three sanity-saving tips for handling high emotions when school’s out for Christmas break!