The Guidepost Parent Blog, published by the Montessori network, Higher Ground Education, interviewed Clinical Associate Professor Brandy Schumann for tips on how to avoid toxic holidays, when stress may be high. Schumann takes a look at a variety of roles in families and comments on ways to keep emotions in check.
In the article, Schumann says, “Our family has certain developmental roles, and we are expected to fit into those roles. I’m a daughter still, even though in my everyday life I am no longer the daughter,” she explained. “It’s comparable to the stress we might feel towards a high school reunion, where we have changed, but everyone still expects you to be the same.”
For more on her suggestions, read the article here.