The best gift we can give kids during the holiday season is the gift of time. With Christmas being a few days away some parents are still planning and prepping for the perfect Christmas morning for their kids. Tech gifts is always a winner, but what about giving kids our time as a gift. Hindsight is 20/20 the day after Christmas when we realize that some gifts will get thrown to the curb. Some families forgo gifts to help those less fortunate, and that’s a noble act.
Being a minimalist during the holidays reduces the credit card debt, physical clutter and gives peace of mind. The goal for parents during the holiday season should be to reduce stress levels. If this is your goal this year, remember that more stuff is overrated. You can find all kinds of studies that show more stuff equals more stress. So when Christmas and birthdays roll around it seems like we are adding more than we are getting rid of, even with the seasonal purges.