I always get worried when the SA forum is too quiet. It's just like when our difficult child's are too quiet, we get ready to expect the worst. We have several members who are going through difficult times right now and it's probably worth remembering that holidays seem to brings out the worst in our difficult children. Mine is no different and is one reason why holidays are very stressful. I led a support group meeting two weeks ago on surviving the holidays and it helped us think about what we can do to take care of ourselves. We may want to have a discussion on what we can do to make it through the next few weeks and help each other cope. One of the things I try to do now is to make the holidays as unstressful as possible. I gave up the normal crazy running around I'd done for years when the kids were younger and look for anything that will make the season more peaceful. I cut back on decorating and bought a smaller tree. I no longer decorate outside and instead drive around and look at the lights. I have a plan B ready if plan A falls apart. easy child and I have been known to go to the movies on Christmas Day. Most of all I remind myself that it is just another day and tomorrow it will be yesterday and over. Are you worried about the holidays? Do you find yourself geting more anxious around this time and not know why? Do your difficult child's seem more anxious or restless?