Holidays

Keeping your holidays happy

Dec. 13, 2010 at 10:31 AM ET

Now that we’re deep in the throes of the holiday season, the atmosphere hangs heavy with expectation. But for what is conventionally considered a season of good cheer, the holidays can wreak havoc. This time of year can be a major source of stress and depression. Whether it’s because of the pressure to replicate the magic of the holiday traditions of your youth or because it’s a time when families gather (and subsequently bicker), not everyone is necessarily going to feel good will toward man during these blustery days.

Parents, how are you managing the holidays in your home? Are you unnerved by the stress levels? Are your expectations too high? What’s the mood in your household right now? What are your secrets to a sane and collectively happy holiday? Watch the video and share your stories in the comment section.

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