Mental Health During the Holidays

Most families would say that the holiday season normally brings both elements of joy and difficulty. But this year, some of our joyful experiences are more challenging or may not happen at all due to COVID-19. See how to handle the holidays with less stress, start conversations and start new traditions with the help of On Our Sleeves’ resources.

Holiday Coping Resources

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COVID-19 and Holiday Stress

Most families would say that the holiday season normally brings both elements of joy and difficulty. But this year, some of our joyful experiences are more challenging or may not happen at all due to COVID-19.

Fighting Winter Boredom

Rethinking the Holidays

The 2020 holiday season will be different than any other in recent memory. While there will be challenges to this holiday season, there will also be many new opportunities for your family. 

Dealing with Family Loss Around the Holidays

Dealing With Family Loss Around the Holidays

Here are a few tips that can help parents navigate the holidays with their family when dealing with loss.

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10 Tips to Stay Mentally Healthy

Breaks from school and holidays can be stressful for you and your family. Here are 10 tips to help you stay mentally healthy. 

Indoor Boredom

Managing Indoor Boredom

Your guide to managing indoor boredom.

Holiday Shopping

How to Make Holiday Shopping With Children a Hassle-Free Experience

It can be a lot of fun to share the magic of the holiday season with children, but it is not always as enjoyable to bring them along when you need to get things done. Here are some simple steps you can take to help encourage good behavior from children during holiday errands.

Giving Back Resources

Holiday Giving

8 Ways To Teach Kids About Giving and Sharing During the Holidays

Dr. Huston shares his tips on teaching kids about giving and sharing and how it can help them.

Giving Back

5 Ways to Teach Your Children the Gift of Giving

Tis the season for giving! The holidays are a wonderful time to teach children the gift of giving. Teaching your kids about giving is a great way to encourage empathy, and show compassion for others. Here are some of our favorite giving opportunities for the holiday season.

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Give Back (to Yourself): 6 Reasons Why It's Good for You to Volunteer

The power of volunteering has been studied for decades. You may already know how great it is for your mental health, but did you know there’s a growing body of research that volunteering is great for your physical health as well?

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