Family Matters: How to have a Merry Christmas without family tensions

As relatives come together to celebrate Christmas day together, disputes can inevitably arise. Some family members may bring out unresolved arguments and expose old emotional wounds.

Laura Markovitz, Family therapist and parent coach says the festive season brings about a lot of grief, stress around financial difficulties and a lot of feelings of loss.

What is important is that we can do something about it… it’s about chatting to our kids about what’s going to happen over the festive season – manage expectations.

Laura Markovitz, Family therapist and parent coach

If we prepare our kids we giving them the opportunity to talk about what might be difficult for them

Laura Markovitz, Family therapist and parent coach

Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:

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