Thanksgiving is coming.  After that is Christmas, then New Years, then birthdays, then a wedding in another state, then Easter… the celebrations are endless.  Of course that’s a wonderful thing, because we are blessed to have lots to celebrate.

Special events can wreak havoc on young kids, and their families. Be prepared for your next big occasion or trip with these simple tips.

However, Miss O doesn’t always do well with special events, especially when they involve throwing off her routine and being in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people.

It was with this in mind that I wrote today’s post for Busy Mommy Media.  Check it out and drop a comment over there to say hi to Rachel and her team!

Young children are creatures of habit.  They love routine and want everything to be predictable.

Anything from a party that run past (or right up to) bedtime, to a holiday, to traveling can disrupt a kid’s routine and throw them into a tailspin.  And kids that are out of sorts are much more likely to have temper tantrums and meltdowns – something we’d all like to avoid.

While we can’t (and don’t want to) avoid all those schedule interruptions, there are some things we can do to help our kids handle them better, making it much more enjoyable for mom and dad in the process.

Keep reading…

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