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Parent Talks Podcast – Episode 8: Handling Holiday Stress

December 12, 2019  |  Behavioral Health, Parent Talks Podcast, Parenting  |  By Encompass

Holiday gatherings and activities, shopping for gifts, cooking and baking—while the holiday season is meant to bring us fun and joy, it can also bring extra stress and anxiety, especially for those experiencing trauma. In this episode of Parent Talks, two moms experiencing challenging family situations share how they’re managing this holiday season with their children. Then Encompass Behavioral Health Manager Megan Walsh sits down with us to walk through some steps you can take if you have a child who struggles with behavior and offer some tips on self-care during this busy time.


  • Guest expert Megan Walsh, Behavioral Health Manager at Encompass, wrote a great companion blog post to go with this podcast.
  • This article from Child Mind Institute provides tips for taking the stress out of the holidays.
  • The Mayo Clinic has a guide on managing stress and depression around the holidays.
  • Very Well Mind has an article about how to manage holiday season stress.
  • You can always check out our Resource Library for more activities, articles, videos, apps, and websites recommended by the Encompass team.

Thanks for listening!

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