The holidays can be a time of happiness, joy and probably some stress. Take on this season full speed and stress free with the help of On Our Sleeves’ resources.
Giving Back Resources
A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. Our donation wish list contains some of the most-needed items.
Teaching your kids about philanthropy, especially during the holidays, is a great way to encourage empathy and for them to experience what it’s like to offer support to others.
The power of volunteering has been studied for decades. You may already know how great it is for your mental health, but did you know there’s a growing body of research that volunteering is great for your physical health as well?
Tis the season for giving! The holidays are a wonderful time to teach children the gift of giving. Teaching your kids about giving is a great way to encourage empathy, and show compassion for others. Here are some of our favorite giving opportunities for the holiday season.
Holiday Coping Resources
Here are a few tips that can help parents navigate the holidays with their family when dealing with loss.
While the holidays can be fun and exciting, it can also be stressful for you and your family. Here are 10 tips to help before you dive into the season.
Answering questions about your child's hospital stay can cause stress and anxiety. But, it doesn't have to if you follow some simple tips
If you’re struggling to get the conversation started, here are some questions to help open the dialogue at the dinner table.
It can be a lot of fun to share the magic of the holiday season with children, but it is not always as enjoyable to bring them along when you need to get things done. Here are some simple steps you can take to help encourage good behavior from children during holiday errands.
The holidays are filled with exciting events, but it can also be stressful time for parents. Here are some tips to help your family navigate the holidays.
When winter rolls around, it’s hard to keep kids active and engaged while staying warm inside. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to have quality, creative playtime with kids. So, it’s time to put down mobile devices and have some unplugged downtime.
At this time of the year, it feels like winter will drag on forever and spring will never get here. The gray skies outside can give us a case of the winter blues and make us feel sluggish or sad. However, your child’s seasonal slump may be a more serious problem.
When it’s cold it’s hard to get motivated and find ways to be active indoors. Most people tend to experience symptoms of seasonal depression during the winter months, or those who suffer from depression year-round report an increase during this time of year.