Often well meaning parents make plans to have a magical Christmas for their foster and adoptive children. They don’t realize that the holidays bring up buried feelings and memories for these children or that the children don’t have the emotional capability of dealing with all the excitement. This leads to disappointment and discouragement for all. Last year I wrote a blog series about dealing with children recovering from trauma during the holidays. If you have not seen it please check it out, click on “Christmas Series”.