Christmas Trees, Ornaments, and Feelings – Steve’s Daddy Tips (11-18-20)
The holiday season is upon us and Steve has some tips to help you keep your little ones entertained and happy while keeping you a little more sane.
- This week’s first Daddy Tip is to start working on holiday decorations with your kids. Are your kids tired of sitting at home doing nothing? Well pretty soon they’ll be less tired of sitting at home while they do something… something festive! Bust out your old egg cartons, paper towel rolls, construction paper, markers and glue and open up Pinterest because we are making some homemade decorations for the house or to give out as presents! It’s an easy way to entertain the kids and get some neat crafts too.
- The next Daddy Tip is to remind yourself that even though your toddler might start looking and acting more and more like a little person, they aren’t really a little person yet. Toddlers aren’t fully developed emotionally or intellectually so don’t expect too much out of them when it comes to controlling their emotions or using logic and critical thinking. It’s easy to overreact when your toddler is having a emotional meltdown or acting out but just remember not to be to harsh with them because sometimes they literally don’t comprehend that they are doing something bad.
- And finally, this Daddy Tip is for anyone who celebrates Christmas with toddlers in their home. If you have your Christmas tree up already, your toddler might be really interested in playing with the ornaments. Charlotte sure does and that’s why my Dad gave us a brilliant idea. He gave Charlotte a miniature tree and a bunch of old ornaments that are toddler safe. Now she has her own tree to decorate and play with so she isn’t messing with ours. And if you don’t have any old ornaments, you could always make some out of construction paper and cardboard.
And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!
Q: why don’t Turkeys eat Thanksgiving dinner?
A: Because they’re already stuffed!
Listen to the entire segment below: