Posted by Peggy Kaufman

snowflakesThe holiday season is upon us, which is a prospect that likely fills you with happiness, trepidation, or a mix in between. The Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS) is here to help you enjoy this special time of year and to cope with the emotions that can arise.

This month, our free "Ask the Experts" session, Putting the "Happy" Back in the Holidays, will be held on December 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Magic Beans in Brookline. This interactive workshop will help participants explore what they want for themselves and their children over the holiday season, and strategies for working towards achieving it.

We also are excited to offer reflections on this topic via a webinar entitled The Most Valuable Toy in the World. The session will help parents understand the value of prioritizing family time and keeping it focused. This webinar, which is co-sponsored with Parents in a Pinch, will be held on December 14 at 12:30 p.m. It is free, but pre-registration is required.

As always, you can also feel free to contact us if you would prefer to work directly in partnership with one of our parent consultants on any specific challenges that your family is facing.

On behalf of all of us in CERS, I wish you and your loved ones a season that is full of peace and joy!

Peggy KaufmanPeggy H. Kaufman, MEd, LICSW is the founding director of the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support. With a background in perinatal emotional health and the growth and development of parents, her interests include the earliest relationships. Ms. Kaufman is the recipient of multiple awards for her groundbreaking programs and her commitment to increase awareness of postpartum depression and maternal mental health.