Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Join HuffPost Plus
The Breastfeeding Corner
Merritt E. James
Writer, Lactation Consultant, Breastfeeding Program Administra...
The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. But it can also be very stressful and lead to anxiety and depression, especially in children and new moms.
Holidays and the Anxiety Closet
Best selling lottery and structured settlement expert
Lending a hand and lending an ear, not just throwing gifts at people, is what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. I'd rather have an hour with a good friend than a brand-new sports car. Anyone with a wide-open anxiety closet will feel the same way.
De-Stress the Holiday Mess: 6 Steps to a More Festive Season
Once you've made the decision of how you're going to handle the holidays, with either all the delight or burden it can bring, go about systematically making decisions that are in line with that result.
Holiday Stress vs. Holiday Blues: Coping With the Hype
John Tsilimparis, MFT
Psychotherapist, Professor, Author
There are many reasons why we suffer from holiday stress, but one of the reasons is we unknowingly put undue pressure on ourselves with unrealistic expectations that generally revolve around family, friends, time management and spending.
Unexpected Tears for the Holidays
On Christmas day I was unexpectedly stricken with melancholy. I've experienced some of these feelings over the years but never to an extreme; this time, I got hit hard.
Stress: The Unwanted Holiday Gift for Kids
Dr. Harold Koplewicz
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; President, Child Mind Insti...
The very things that make holidays exciting (and challenging) for adults can wreak havoc on the world of a child, particularly for an anxious child.
Manage Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy This Season
Martin Rossman, M.D.
Author, 'The Worry Solution'
With shopping, social gatherings, and end-of-year obligations, however, we humans go against nature -- increasing our activity and stress levels at exactly the time that the body wants us to be decreasing them.
Having a Healthier Thanksgiving: Advice on How to Reframe Your Attitude
Marcia G. Yerman
Writer on women's issues, human rights, environment and culture
It doesn't have to be that way. While reaching out to numerous experts about the best approach for avoiding the pitfalls
10 Tips for Helping Your Child Cope with Holiday Stress
David Fassler, M.D.
For some children, the holidays can be stressful and confusing. Family plans and celebrations may be complicated by divorce, separation or remarriage. Here's how parents can do to help children cope with holiday stress.
Tips for Fighting Family Gathering Anxiety
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger
Psychologist, consultant, speaker, author of Performing Under ...
Many people suffer what I coin FGA -- Family Gathering Anxiety. Basically, this refers to those who experience strong feelings of anxiety before and often during a family gathering.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
From Our Partners
What's Working: Purpose + Profit