Announce that this year there are no gifts
PLUS A BONUS TIP
KEEP THE RECEIPT
You don’t want to be the parent when the gift doesn’t work, and have to line up in JB-HiFi to replace it on Boxing Day, only to be told that they are out of stock.
What is a Kris Kringle?
*A Kris Kringle is when each person buys a gift for just one person in a group, hence reducing excess and cost. There are many variations.
If it is pot luck , here are three variations of how to distribute the gifts.
Christmas Day is not really the day to lecture people about resilience.
What is your number one tip to reduce Christmas gift stress? Have you tried the 'no gifts this Christmas' one?
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Parenting can be really tough, parenting at Christmas adds another challenge.
I get it.
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* These articles are provided by Kim Ross, Psychologist for general information and education . They are not designed to be used for therapy.. If you are experiencing stress please contact your GP or mental health professional.
Kim Ross is an Online Psychologist and Founder of Positive Young Minds and Private Practice Sustainability.