Mental Health During the Holidays

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.

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Donation Wish List

Donation Wish List

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.

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10 Ways Your Kids Can Give Back During the Holidays

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.

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Give Back (to Yourself): 6 Reasons Why It's Good for You to Volunteer

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?

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5 Ways to Teach Your Children the Gift of Giving

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.

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It's Better To Give

Take time this holiday season to teach your kids about sharing.

Holiday Coping Resources

Dealing with Family Loss Around the Holidays

Dealing With Family Loss Around the Holidays

Here are a few tips that can help parents navigate the holidays with their family when dealing with loss.

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10 Tips to Stay Mentally Healthy

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.

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Answering Questions About Your Child's Hospital Stay

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

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10 Questions to Ask Your Kids at the Dinner Table

If you’re struggling to get the conversation started, here are some questions to help open the dialogue at the dinner table.

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How to Make Holiday Shopping With Children a Hassle-Free Experience

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.

Fighting Winter Boredom

Fight Winter Boredom

Your guide to fighting winter boredom.

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Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress for Children (and Parents)

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.

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Avoiding Winter Boredom: How to Keep Kids Engaged

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.

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SAD: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder

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.

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Easy Ways to Prevent Seasonal Depression

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.

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