Alissa Van of 10 Minutes together tells us keeping traditions alive is so important for kids. It gives them stability, a sense of character, and a sense of self. This year, the holidays may look different, and we can help children with some basic emotional regulation coaching. This means learning to manage any negative emotions that come up.

A fun way to catalog traditions is by making a fun list. Alissa tells us in her family they do five different fun lists a year. Do them retrospectively, or as a to-do list.

Follow Alissa online, and participate in her free connect with your kids challenge after Thanksgiving. @10MinutesTogether

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.