Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is around the corner. Many say we don’t need a specific “day” and we should celebrate love everyday, except we don’t. Life is busy.
“Valentine’s Day has an opportunity to be a neat and interactive holiday experience, but it also can be laden with emotionally tricky situations because it typically involves a reciprocal give and take in social relationships and can foster some self-doubt,” says Dr. Stevie Puckett-Perez, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Health and UT Southwestern.
To combat these feelings of self-doubt that might arise in your children, it’s important to reiterate the true meaning of the holiday to your kids. Being kind to one another and celebrating each individual for who they are, despite our differences. This will not only ensure they have a happy holiday but also continue to inspire in their own self confidence and self-love, which is vital to kids’ personal growth.