For many parents, the holiday season can bring about an increased sense of family responsibility and additional feelings of stress. Advertisements about the joys of the season can seem lost on us as we try to do even more than usual. It's easy to feel overwhelmed. Instead of turning to unhealthy stress management behaviors such as overindulging in eating or drinking, the American Psychological Association suggests the following tips: During the holidays, reconnect with the positive people in your life, volunteer to help others, talk to your kids about your family traditions as well as others', set realistic expectations for gifts and activities, keep things in perspective, and keep your mind and body healthy with fun, enjoyable, and relaxing activities for you and your family. For more information, visit www.apa.org/helpcenter.