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One in five parents admitted their stress likely negatively impacts their children's enjoyment of the holidays, according to a C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at University of Michigan Health.
Parents can set unrealistic expectations of how the holiday season should be, said poll author Sarah Clark, a research scientist in the department of pediatrics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is also co-director of the C.S. Mott poll. -CNN Health
1. Do you think your holiday stress every impacts your children?
2. Did your parents holiday stress ever affect you growing up?
3. Clark recommended parents sit down with their children to find out what their expectations are rather than assuming anything. Have you ever done this with your kids for the holiday?
4. One in four parents said they set high expectations for themselves during the holidays, which detracts from their enjoyment of the season too. Do you have high expectations for yourself during the holidays?