When Christmas rolls around, it can be an exciting time. However, for families with kids, it seems that the excitement is ramped up by ten! Kids love Christmas, and they want to be involved in as much as they possibly can. And this does include helping everyone to decorate for Christmas. Do you let your kids help you? For many parents, they let their kids help, but they find that it often makes the process take longer. Plus, kids are so excited that they often do not decorate as well as the parents would have, or they break those decorations that they are in charge of. 

Parents: Keep Your Cool

For parents, Christmas time may be a bit more nerve-wracking. They are trying to keep kids in line and get gifts for their little ones that they have been wanting all year. They are having to put up a facade of Santa and over time this can get wearing. For those who have kids that are wanting to help with decorating, be sure that you are keeping your cool when they do help. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to decorate and show the Christmas spirit. Let your kids have fun and let them do what they feel should be done. 

Tips for Kids Decorating

For those who do have kids that will be decorating their homes, there are several ways in which you can make this easier for all those involved. Remember these tips:

  1. Do not give them anything that you do not care if it is broken. Those heirloom decor items are best left to you so that they are not broken!
  2. Give some direction on what to do. This way you are going to find that it is less for you to have to correct later. Be simple and precise in your directions for the best results. 
  3. If the kids are tired, recommend something else for them to do. Decorating while tired will often result in not being able to get the job done as well. 
  4. Have fun with one another, have frequent breaks for cookies and cocoa. Make this an experience that everyone is going to remember.

For those parents who are dealing with Christmas crazy kids, remember that everyone is in the same boat as you. It is natural for kids to get excited, the best thing to do is to use their excess energy for good purposes!

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