Emotions can be high this time of year. There is so much going on, so many people so many expectations. But remember when our emotions are high we are in survival mode. The ability to use our logical part of the brain is limited. When emotions are overwhelming for us or our children, try and take a moment to calm before jumping in. That doesn’t mean that we don't do anything. It just means that we don't need to respond in that moment. Let's face it, when we do react in a moment of high emotion, it usually escalates the situation.